Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Growing Awareness, Accepting Good

Peeking out beyond the shell, out of the pit!
Avacado seed, root, sprout, vase and sunlight resting on the kitchen window sill with metal birds.

Recently I have been "doing" Julia Cameron's "Artist's Way."  The important tasks to do are "morning pages" and "the artist's date."  Yeah, yeah.  Writing 3 pages longhand is easy, I am the talkative type.  Taking me without anyone else somewhere is a formidable task.  Is the dog allowed?  

Soooo, I had a hair cut scheduled for today.  And I slipped in a little date with myself.  In my pages this morning I did note; taking a famous artist/author out on a date will be tons of fun. Me, myself and I, had a great time.  We went to an antique store, found a gorgeous brass bed from Spain for a mere $14,500 and then went on to the bookstores and my favorite fabric store. I bought three books, well, one is a magazine, and felt my favorite bolt of silk.  I hurried past at least four good smelling restaurants, and looked at some really awful artwork.  

Hopefully that qualifies for the first of many artist's dates.  The point is to nurture, to plant seeds, to inspire and to acknowledge; myself as artist, as author.  "As artists, we must learn to be self-nourishing.  We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them... I call this process filling the well." Julia Cameron.



Bimbimbie said...

The date with your artist/author "friend" sounded very enjoyable ... put a note in your diary for more of the same*!*

Merry ME said...

I don't think it gets much better than a book store, fabric store, yummy food date with one's artistic friend. Woohoo for you!

P.S. A whole bolt of silk? Ooohlala. What are your plans for it?

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