Day 1: Accept the body, not aesthetically, but as an embodiment of ideas and a source of free will. Accept the idea of eternity. It will help soften the blow of knowing that one day I will die. When it is time to go I will know that this moment also coincides with nature’s will because it is the moment when enough wisdom has passed from my body into the world.

Day 1: Accept the body, not aesthetically, but as an embodiment of ideas and a source of free will. Accept the idea of eternity. It will help soften the blow of knowing that one day I will die. When it is time to go I will know that this moment also coincides with nature’s will because it is the moment when enough wisdom has passed from my body into the world.

Day 2: “It’s always a possibility,” I often say. Accept the idea of many possibilities within one action. Some creations have a clear initial purpose, but like many things in nature, they evolve over time. Deliberately take my time, and projects will naturally run their true course. Nothing is forced.

Day 2: “It’s always a possibility,” I often say. Accept the idea of many possibilities within one action. Some creations have a clear initial purpose, but like many things in nature, they evolve over time. Deliberately take my time, and projects will naturally run their true course. Nothing is forced.

 
Day 3: Appreciate abundance, but only for measured periods of time. Temperance heightens the senses.

Day 3: Appreciate abundance, but only for measured periods of time. Temperance heightens the senses.

Day 4: It hasn’t taken very long to realize that daily living is a practice in restraint. The task of fully expressing yourself must be done in short increments punctuated with rest.

Day 4: It hasn’t taken very long to realize that daily living is a practice in restraint. The task of fully expressing yourself must be done in short increments punctuated with rest.

Mixed Media on Paper, 10 x 13 inches, 2017. Please email jessicammatier@gmail.com for prices.