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Jul 31

humansofnewyork:

“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

I hear some form of this quite a bit in my coaching practice, so much so that it’s shaped the advice I give to young people when they ask for it. In short, learn the life skills you’ll need to be independent and can finance your life first, and invest in your art second.
And a postscript:

"The less you require to maintain your desired standard of living, the longer you can maintain it without additional income. This isn’t about celebrating a poverty mentality. Quite the opposite. It’s an acknowledgement that once you find what works, you can remove everything else."
Garrick van Burren, in his latest Expand newsletter, via Minimal Mac.

humansofnewyork:

“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”

I hear some form of this quite a bit in my coaching practice, so much so that it’s shaped the advice I give to young people when they ask for it. In short, learn the life skills you’ll need to be independent and can finance your life first, and invest in your art second.

And a postscript:

"The less you require to maintain your desired standard of living, the longer you can maintain it without additional income. This isn’t about celebrating a poverty mentality. Quite the opposite. It’s an acknowledgement that once you find what works, you can remove everything else."

Garrick van Burren, in his latest Expand newsletter, via Minimal Mac.


Eucalyptus #villagepowerwalk Day 79 

Eucalyptus #villagepowerwalk Day 79 


Jul 30
Had a vine-dried luffa sponge ready for picking today. Have never gone through the steps to bleach and sterilize for the bath, but love using it as a kitchen scrubber. 
Don’t you love how nature provides? (at Life at home)

Had a vine-dried luffa sponge ready for picking today. Have never gone through the steps to bleach and sterilize for the bath, but love using it as a kitchen scrubber. 

Don’t you love how nature provides? (at Life at home)


Our red hibiscus has rebounded magnificently from the drastic pruning I gave it back in May; it looks so much healthier and happier :)  (at In the garden)

Our red hibiscus has rebounded magnificently from the drastic pruning I gave it back in May; it looks so much healthier and happier :) 
(at In the garden)


Just-picked tomato.
It’s funny how you wish them to be perfectly round at the beginning of the season, thinking that means they’ll all be plump, juicy and tasty that way, the fruits of a very healthy plant, then come the end of the season, you ooh and ahh over the imperfect and odd shaped ones, loving the variety in nature’s art - and knowing they taste just as good, maybe even better.
(at In the garden)

Just-picked tomato.

It’s funny how you wish them to be perfectly round at the beginning of the season, thinking that means they’ll all be plump, juicy and tasty that way, the fruits of a very healthy plant, then come the end of the season, you ooh and ahh over the imperfect and odd shaped ones, loving the variety in nature’s art - and knowing they taste just as good, maybe even better.

(at In the garden)


Jul 29
#naturebreak White Gerber Daisy… #iphonefilterplay (at In the garden)

#naturebreak White Gerber Daisy… #iphonefilterplay (at In the garden)


Cloudless Mauna Kea #villagepowerwalk Day 77.(at Waikōloa Village)

Cloudless Mauna Kea #villagepowerwalk Day 77.
(at Waikōloa Village)


Jul 28
Naturebreak after a long work session at the computer = raking up another tub of leaves. It’s that time again when the plumeria leaves start to fall enmasse, so we’re stockpiling them in wire silos for compost carbon in the coming months. Yardwork can be the best nature therapy when done in small batches :) (at Life at home)

Naturebreak after a long work session at the computer = raking up another tub of leaves. It’s that time again when the plumeria leaves start to fall enmasse, so we’re stockpiling them in wire silos for compost carbon in the coming months. Yardwork can be the best nature therapy when done in small batches :) (at Life at home)


New pot for one of my Crassula Tetragona, the ‘miniature pine tree’ cactus. This is a succulent I love, yet tend to take for granted, for 1 cutting taken years ago in Kula, Maui, has lead to more than a dozen plantings throughout the garden. Broken tips fall and root easily, yet I now realize I’ve never had any of my plants flower. Something to still look forward to!  (at In the garden)

New pot for one of my Crassula Tetragona, the ‘miniature pine tree’ cactus. This is a succulent I love, yet tend to take for granted, for 1 cutting taken years ago in Kula, Maui, has lead to more than a dozen plantings throughout the garden. Broken tips fall and root easily, yet I now realize I’ve never had any of my plants flower. Something to still look forward to!  (at In the garden)


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