Monday, December 28, 2009

Mindfully Coming Home to Myself

2009 has been an extraordinary year... on so many levels... perhaps even more than I am aware of as I type on this chilly end-of-December grey morning.

Yesterday I created a watercolor art journal cover for January, 2010. I imagine this particular journal will be more goal-sy with some art thrown in, more a mish-mash of work around the goals I set forth for this month, many of which include physical awareness of my body, which fits the Creative Every Day Theme.

Interesting, I was thinking this morning as I prepared to write this - how the Body and the Home - are so often interconnected. Maybe it is subconscious, but I definitely feel them, connected. Like my home is my body, my body is my home, and finding the core of my body is the same as finding my home and being in my home.

(A little existentialism as 2009 comes to its conclusion, eh?)

In case the words on the art aren't clear enough, they say:

Top left corner:

"Whoever you are, some evening take a step out of your house which you know so well."

~ Rainer Rilke

Bottom right, around the burned corner:

"Your eyes find it hard to tear themselves from the sloping threshold"

~ Rainer Rilke

Next to the tree:

"This is the year I am choosing to step, live, question and love differently."

~ Julie Jordan Scott (and)

above the second story windows on the house:

"Love the Question <3 Live the Question <3 Love the Question"

~ Julie Jordan Scott interpretation of Rilke

and the stepping stones to the front door of my childlike, ever present in my little girl art, complete with the smoke from the chimney....

They all bare the years of this decade... leading to the house marked 2010...

Oh, and along the outside of the house are the house numbers I have lived in...

2912 (Alta Vista Dr) 56 (Hawthorne Ave.) 33062 (De Soto Way) 1716-B (Argyle Ave) 229 (S. Kenmore)....


  1. i am so with you on this idea that the body and home are connected. i am currently in the midst of some deep uncluttering of my home and i see a direct correlation that the more i unclutter physically, the freer i feel mentally and vice versus. love your reflections!

  2. Yes, yes, yes! I was going to write about this next month the external and internal areas of our life are so connected. As I was reading your post, I tangled up the words and saw it as, "The body is the way home." Hmmm, interesting.

    I love the way you've explored your upcoming year with the art and words, Julie!!

  3. Love the quotes you have used! Great journal start to 2010!

  4. Great thoughts and love your journal cover. I am not sure if you are aware but in dream interpretation the physcial home does represent our physical body. You are definitely headed in the right direction!

  5. Good quotes/ thoughts, art journals are so much fun, wishing you the best when you create in it.


  6. Julie I love this. It's making me think, and that's a great thing ;) Love your little girl art and the words that along with it.

  7. Love it! Julie you amaze me again.
    I love what you are doing!
    Looking forward to creating in 2010 with you!

  8. Just found you from CED and love your quotes and journal thoughts! So wonderful! Glad to be on this journey with you!


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