a deep desire for the way i present myself, the way i navigate my relationships, the way i stay in the world to be congruent with my interiority
when i’m protecting my energy and ridding my being of an external gaze: warm comfort in knowing that so much of what i thought mattered indeed does not matter
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that transfiguration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.
∆ Georges Duhamel, from The Heart’s Domain (The Century Company, 1919)
"creative practice is not just the making of aesthetic or skill-based artworks or activities, but rather a blurred spectrum of creation that involves building our futures in alignment with all our relations.
Creative practice is world-building because it is the way we communicate non-literal, non-didactic, and spiritual knowledge with our communities.
Creative practice is the thread that connects past to future through a complex web that evades the compartmentalization of art from life.
Our creative practice is not just beadwork or paintings; it is also expansive relationships and it is also parenting."
QUILL CHRISTIE PETERS