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Heart Sutra

posted May 29, 2018, 12:16 PM by ippac 1   [ updated May 29, 2018, 3:05 PM ]


Losing hope caused me to stop and rest for three years, believing this website was not of significance, but not willing to let it go.  Recently I had the thought, if it matters for one, then it could be meaningful and create growth.  So I begin again from the heart, I fall down, I rise up.

8.12.2015 Open Circle

posted Aug 13, 2015, 2:50 PM by ippac 1   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 2:53 PM ]

one day
three circles

7.31.2015 opening

posted Aug 4, 2015, 1:06 PM by ippac 1   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 3:00 PM ]

the mark does not need words
for one to listen to its song...
the image sings simply in being.

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posted May 19, 2015, 1:25 PM by ippac 1   [ updated May 29, 2018, 1:45 PM ]

emptiness is without form
endings create beginnings
letting go of desires
creates space 
for seeing light within
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1inner eexpression

posted Mar 18, 2015, 5:51 PM by ippac 1   [ updated May 29, 2018, 1:44 PM ]

There is no point in life that we are too old to begin or expand our creative journey.  No point that we are unable to create our lives a new, or  begin to study something we have never attempted.  If we simplify things, our journey either brings us closer to wholeness or pushes us away.  And we can always ask the question, where is this leading me now?  How does this action nurture and sustain my growth?

Honoring Daily Creative Works

posted Mar 5, 2015, 3:15 PM by ippac 1   [ updated May 29, 2018, 12:42 PM ]


In our daily lives there are many opportunities for creative works that are not limited to artistic expressions such as poetry, clay, music, or fine art.  Spending time with those we care about and listening to their stories is one of the most beautiful creative acts we can give.  Spending time in nature, planting seeds of hope in our community, planting gardens, fixing a homemade meal to be shared.  All of these are very simple and powerful creative acts we can take that will enrich our lives , our environment, and the lives of others.  We can be a spark of hope each day with simple creative actions.






3.3.2015, Hina Matsuri

posted Mar 3, 2015, 10:20 AM by ippac 1   [ updated May 11, 2015, 10:23 AM ]

3.5.2015 Japanese Celebration Hina Matsuri 
Today in Japan, Hina Matsuri, or Doll Festival is celebrated.  On this day parents celebrate their daughters' happiness, growth, and good health.  The festival has its origin from about 1,000 years ago in the Heian Period (794-1192).  It is a beautiful way to honor our daughters and future generations of humanity as we grow in our being human and solve planetary challenges ...

11:14am silence

posted Feb 25, 2015, 9:25 AM by ippac 1   [ updated May 11, 2015, 10:13 AM ]


Finding our story ....

posted Feb 18, 2015, 3:22 AM by ippac 1   [ updated May 29, 2018, 12:46 PM ]

IT is difficult to know why our paths cross in brief and very fleeting moments with others, that at the same time leave a deep impression on our soul that becomes a part of us we carry.  This brief moment can inspire us in our lives, our work, and our creative expressions.  We may not ever be able to reach back through time to find the original person from our fleeting moment, but we can honor them in our work and the choices we make that creates our life story.

failure into flow ...

posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:36 AM by ippac 1   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 4:14 AM ]



defining moments...
This is the second piece I created, the first piece did not go as I expected and I spent a great deal of time shaping it.  I thought what a waste of time and also thought it was a terrible failure.  Then I realized that during all of the time I spent creating it, somehow my energy was there in the piece. And I was not sure what it was exactly, but there was something about it that I liked, as terrible as is was aesthetically.  When my daughter came home from school, I told her this was not my failure, but my "not yet".  My failure would have been if I stopped with my first attempt, then my second piece would have never happened.  And I could not have created the flow in the second piece, had I not struggled with the first.  Maybe I will come back and post a picture of my first piece for you to see too.



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