Art is Life is Art: on daily habits

Was syncing my phone a few days ago and was pleasantly surprised to see that I have been taking daily photos with my phone all month long.  {I had dropped the habit somewhere at the end of 2010…}   I attribute this renewal to the fact that I added the Instagram application to my iPhone.  Of course, some of images are my Daily Garmon Food Photos, but others are snapshots from my daily life.  I’m back to stopping for things that catch my eye and that makes me breathe.

{13 Feb – 19 Feb}

how to justify a donut

{13 Feb It’s true, I eat off the chocolate.  #how to justify a donut}

hope

{14 Feb Hope spotted in the garden, by the front door}

turntable coffee shop

{14 Feb turntable + coffee shop = <3}

Antioxidants I

{15 Feb Antioxidants I}

portrait of a migraine

{16 Feb Portrait of a Migraine}

bedside stack

{16 Feb Bedside Stack}

moon through a garden bench

{17 Feb Moon through a Garden Bench}

Chimay journal

{18 Feb Lunch at the pub w a journal}

wipe that smile on your face

{18 Feb The Girl}

pomeganate list

{19 Feb a grocery list}

some days I come w warning labels

{19 Feb some days I come w/ warning labels…}

By | 2016-10-19T14:20:37+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Art is Life is Art, photography|4 Comments

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I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.   And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.
  • I love your daily habit. Art and photos are both great. I have found that flowers are my “art” and I don’t get to practice that everyday.

    • Bonnie – my creative life opened up dramatically when I started giving myself credit for all the “Art in the Crevices”. I had fallen into the trap of not counting the little things. {e.g. iPhone photos aren’t “real” photos.} I don’t get to paint and pages every day, but I am learning that I still see & create every day. {I’ve seen your lovely life; I bet you do too!!}

      ~betsy

  • Wow … started wondering which would be my fave but you shot that one down. They’re all different – all good – all true – and proof that life is art (is life).
    LY

    • Larry – Have been reading an article called “Transparent Lives” by Eugene Peterson. In it, he describes attending a lecture by a man called Paul Tournier that caused a dramatic shift in his {Peterson’s} life & thinking. Peterson goes on to say, “The transparency of the man was a memorable experience….He wrote what he lived. He lived what he wrote. He was the same man in his books as he was in person.” I have it underlined multiple times. I hope that my art will be what he calls, “the utter congruence between what a thing does and what a thing is.”