Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Artist's Way - Week Nine

Week 9 of The Artist's Way, "Recovering a Sense of Compassion."

Cameron says this week had to do with "facing the internal blocks to creativity." One task was going back through all my morning pages and highlighting insights and actions. I decided to take this a step further and list all the actions in a To Do list. Came up with 29 different things I want to accomplish. Little things, from bundling clothes for Goodwill, to artistic actions, such as making larger "note tags" for my Etsy products and taking a drawing class. I did accomplish two things this weekend: finding a calligraphy book on BookMooch and making a lightbox ... finally! Here it is:

I need to get two spotlights. The bed sheet? It's a cover, to keep all the dog hair and dust out.

I wasn't that happy on my artist's date this week. I went to a used book store, and they were selling their books for an outrageous price. So I left and found another smaller store, which used to be a house. There were books on shelves ALL OVER the place. Very messy, but much better prices. But the owner was so pushy, I don't want to go back. I'm actually looking for old books that I can use in my art journaling.

Have I told you I want to be a writer? Probably not, I'm too shy to announce my true dream. Well, the cat's out of the bag now. Writing was going to be my five year goal, but I took what Cameron calls a U-turn. She says I need to forgive myself, and gently consider whether I can rescue the dream. I think I've decided to write the novel in haiku format, while I do my art journal. Maybe commit to a blog series. Do I sound hesitate? That's ok, I am!

I want to end this post with a photo collage, from my visit to Oklahoma City last weekend. Had a great time with mom and an old friend that was in town. Below is the gigantic monument by Paul Moore we went and saw. So far, there's 19 bronze elements, with an estimated completion date of 2015.

I wrote a haiku about Lily, my featured story character, and then remembered I saw her at the Centennial Land Run Monument. There she is, at the bottom right, with the flag in her hand. Just realized it was my synchronicity.

Lily jumped off her
Horse, after the long, dusty
Ride, claiming new land.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I hope you make your dream come true. I like your idea of writing your novel in haiku format...very fitting :)

Lenox Knits said...

I'm so impressed with your commitment to the artist's way. I've tried and couldn't get past the daily writing assignments.

It sounds like admitting your writing dream was a big step. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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