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🌛Katie Fishlock🌜  A R T T E X T I L E S C O L O U R 🇬🇧

@elizabeth_gilbert_writer workshop today... turned that frown upside down. Thank you 💕
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#bigmagic

I think we can all agree that moving house is pretty high on the "The Most Stressful Things Ever" list.
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But try for a moment to imagine this scenario...
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... moving house...
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...in under 6 weeks...
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... with a slip disc (which makes you totally useless when it comes to packing)
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...no home yet to move into...everytime you ring to view a property it has already been taken (even the shit ones)...
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...spending blissful sunny days glued to RightMove hoping something magically appears... .
...seeing another day go by with nothing packed and nothing to move into....
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Please send thoughts and help on a back of a postcard 👍
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#currentstatus #recovery #moving #watercolours #portrait #arttherapy #acreativepractice #backpain

21/100 °Skills°
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☯ The wonderer realised that his cultivation was not merely for the acquisition of skills. It was a path to the innermost part of his being ☯
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I've developed a new skill recently. {{drumroll}} To lie on my back on the hard floor for hours. I've totally abdobed a chair and the sofa for nearly two months. The floor gives my spine some love and I get amples of time staring at the bright white ceiling. I call this a skill because it requires a lot of paitence and the ability to stop the mind from going absolutely crazy. And I've also developed the skill to paint whilst led on my belly! My time on the floor has been insightful, useful and my spine is the happier for it.
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#recovery #backpain #slipdisc #100dayproject #100daysoftao #tao #skills #watercolours #sharpie #sketchbook #doodlesofinstagram #illustratoroninstagram #illustrator

19/100 °Initiative°
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☯ Action must be guided by both intellect and experience. We learn from teachers, elders and others. But we must also test what we learn in the world. It is not enough to simply meditate, and it is not enough just to have theoretical knowledge. We need both in order to be wise.☯
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This reminds me of @pavbulos quoting Bruce Lee to me when I wonder why something hasn't changed or happened yet. Today I be applying, doing, meditating and procrastinating. I feel todays balance is just about right. .
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#100dayproject #100daysoftao #tao #posca #watercolours #sketchbook #sketch_daily #britishartist #britishart #illustratoroninstagram #portrait

18/100 °Spectrum°
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☯ Pure light is all colours. Therefore, it has no hue. Only when singleness is scattered. Does colour appear ☯
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I watched Eurovision last night. My gosh, I underestimated the power of Eurovision. I had such a great time watching it. Made my usual bed on the living room floor, along with my paints, pudding and glass of wine. This year I had the added bonus of my wonderful Uzbek friend to share Eurovision updates with (she was a hour behind so I had to be really careful what I said in order not to give too much away) thank you for lifting my mood and as always...brushing me up on my geography! .
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#eurovision2018 #100dayproject #100daysoftao #watercolourflowers #art #illustratoroninstagram #ottoman #inspiration #britishartist #arttherapy #art

Last night I took myself to the forum to watch the ever so creative and talented @amandapalmer . My first social outing for nearly 2 months. Much to my disappointment my body had other ideas. I couldn't get comfy and the pain kept on drowning over Amanda's words. Even the whisky I had before didn't sooth a single pain receptor. So begrudgingly I left halfway through. I painted this when I arrive home. Because I was pissed off. I'm still in a lot of pain this morning, but feeling less pissed off and more positive. .
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#recovery #pain #backpain #watercolours #pissedoff #sketchbook #arttherapy #amandapalmer #illustratoroninstagram #britishartist

16/100 °ordinary°
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☯ Umbrella, light, landscape, sky -

There is no language in the holy.

The sacred lies in the ordinary. ☯
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I used to be fearful of the ordinary. Especially being called ordinary. Ordinary somehow seemed beige. Boring. And in somewhere in the background.
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Ordinary seems kinda exciting and enticing nowadays.
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#100dayproject #100daysoftao #tao #taoism #watercolours #acreativepractice #arttherapy #illustratoroninstagram #illustrator #healing #recovery

15/100 °Time°
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☯ We must understand how the past affects us, we should keep the present full of rich and satisfying experiences, and we should devote some energy each day to building for the future. Just as a river can be said to have parts that cannot be clearly divided, so too should we consider the whole of our time when decided how to spend our lives.☯
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Yesterday I went for a walk. Which is a big achievement when you've got s slipped disc. The walk was a peaceful nature walk, the sun was shining and I kept on blissfully hobbling. I was enjoying the moment so much I forgot how far I hobbled until it was too late. I ended up being out for far longer than expected. I lost myself in the present. Today. I can barely walk and the pain from yesterday's adventure woke me from my sleep. I shall be keeping one eye on the future from now on! .
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#pain #recovery #backpain #100dayproject #100daysoftao #watercolours #illustratoroninstagram #britishartist #tao #taoism

14/100 °Positioning°
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☯ Actions in life can be reduced to two factors; positioning and timing. If we are not in the right place at the right time, we cannot possibly take advantage of what life has to offer us. Even if the time and place are right, we can still miss our chance if we do not notice the moment, I'd we act inadequately, or if we hamper ourselves with doubts and second thoughts.... Position is useless without awareness. If we have both, we make no mistakes.☯
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My picture looks kinda drunk. Mind you... If I had a drink for every "right place, right time, but didn't seize the opportunity" I think I would be as drunk as she looks. A lack of self belief and courage was definitely missing when those moments came by. Onwards and upwards!! .
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#100dayproject #100daysoftao #tao #watercolours #illustratoroninstagram #illustrator #art #selfbelief #recovery

13/100 °Absorption°.
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☯ True absorption is a total involvement in the evolution of life without hesitation or contradiction. In nature there is no alienation. Everything belongs. ... We need to let ourselves go, enter freely into the process of nature, and become absorbed in it. If we integrate ourselves with that process we will find success. Then the sequence of things will be as evident as the coming of the sun and the moon, and everything will be as it should be.☯.
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I went out in nature today and soaked myself in the sun. It felt wonderful. Also a chat with @pavbulos resulted in me finally accepting me. Big progress. .
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#recovery #backpain #100dayproject #100daysoftao #tao #watercolours #illustratoroninstagram #illustrator #arttherapy #nature

12/100 °Shaping°
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☯ As we shape a situation, we must be aware of what form we want things to take. The closer something comes to completion, the hardware and more definite it becomes. Our options become fewer, until the full impact of our creation is all that there is. Beauty or ugliness, utility or failure, comes from the process of shaping.☯
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I also enjoyed this quote: ☯ '...like a potter this is how we shape situations in our lives. We must give them rough shape and then throw them down into the center of our lives...'☯.
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I like the sound of rough shapes being moulded into formed peices. I visualised this as ideas. I have some rough shapes (ideas) at the minute which I'm slowly and gently moulding. Like a potter I cannot go on too long for the clay will begin to "tire" and then sag..
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#100dayproject #100daysoftao #watercolours #ink @posca_uk #pottery #illustratoroninstagram #illustrator #arttherapy #artistsoninstagram

11/100 °Healing°
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☯No matter how extreme a situation is, it will change. It cannot continue forever. Thus a great forest fire is always destined to burn itself out. Natural events balance themselves out by seeking their opposites, and this process of balance is at the heart of healing. This process takes time.☯.
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16 weeks apparently. But I am seeking my opposites... Silence, slowness, making no plans, laying for hours on the floor, wearing only baggy clothing... To name a few. The most alarming thing isn't the time it's taking to recover or heal. It's how much I'm enjoying my new lifestyle changes. .
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#recovery #backpain #ink #100dayproject #100daysoftao #tao #illustratoroninstagram #illustrator #arttherapy #artistsoninstagram #britishartist

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