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To the Point, Issue #0028 --<, What makes you float?
February 20, 2021
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Floating on Day 365!


Sky Boat Brings the Sun


To the Point
A just-in-time newsletter published by Lisa Kellogg

  • First Point: Celebrating Day 365!

  • Mid Point: What Makes You Float?

  • Open Points: Workshops/Groups


Celebrating Magic # 365

Do you have a magic number?

I've never had one until now, its become 365. On 2/9/21 I completed a year of drawing everyday, a full cycle. Now I have a lot of drawings that I know I wouldn't have created if I hadn't made the commitment of sharing one everyday. Some drawings are complete as they are. Some will be fun to play with going back into them in order to expand upon some interesting beginning. Beginning, yes, it started with 1 then 100 which lead to 150 which lead to 365! The best part is, I have developed a good groove, so I'm celebrating! Floating on 365! (that link leads to my 365th drawing)


Last issue, I shared the first of my daily drawings done on 2/10/2020. Here it is a year later, after I have begun to learn an i-pad drawing app to expand on it. Still incomplete, its evolving, as I explore this new tool and reorient to color after a long stretch working only in black and white.

The i-pad is great for exploring variations but I admit to missing the feel of a real pencil on paper. So, I expect I'll be mixing it up in the weeks to come. You can find the work regularly over at Little Haven Arts where I've shifted from posting everyday to one time a week.

What Makes You Float?

Magic numbers... What about magic words?

Playing with magic today... The Sky Boat Brings the Sun and as it floats, lifted by blue sky, its reminding me to float.

As a kid, I had a recurring dream that involved flying but it was actually more like floating than flying, there were no flapping wings involved, just delightful and scary levitation. When I would believe I could fly, I would gradually float up away from the ground. However, if I started to doubt that I could, I'd start to fall. The more belief I could sustain, the higher I'd go. The more doubt that came up, the faster I'd fall. So, I had to consciously manage my state of belief to stay afloat at a good height to explore and negotiate whatever was going on in the dream aside from the fun of flying/floating.

Thus, floating is a word that can "magically" transport me back to that dream. And float, a metaphor tied to belief about my ability to do something. When I remember the dream, it's great fun and a helpful tool for cultivating a desired mindset or rather heartset, not to be too cerebral. Better yet, state of being would be more accurate.

I wonder what words are magic for you? What is your "float"?

  • Consider a metaphor, maybe a plant, animal, or symbol that could help you remember and maintain your preferred state of being?




Creativity Support &
Little Haven Sessions

I offer Zoom and other video conferencing sessions as well as, phone sessions, if you're feeling Zoomed out.

When weather permits, I can accommodate walking sessions as a way to meet in person, if that is your preference.

If you'd like to schedule with me please reach out through email imp[at]hvi.net or phone(845)389-0939


Groups & Workshops

Future Offerings:

  • Virtual Midday Meditation
  • New Grooves: Establishing & Maintaining Healthy Habits
  • Begin Again: What's Next? for Multidisciplinary Creatives

Let me know if you're interested in any and you'll get advanced notice!

Once again my art making is taking precedence along with some tech work with my websites that I have yet to get beyond. Time challenged of late, negotiating with it seems like juggling a bowling ball, a chair and a sheet. So, I'm delaying the initiation of these workshops a little longer. Stay tuned...

Until then, if you're curious for more information go to Classes & Workshops



Any comments, ideas, feedback, other points? Just reply and tell me what you think!

Please share this newsletter with anyone you think may enjoy it. Thanks!

With love, curiosity and gratitude,
Lisa



www.point-to-creativity.com

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