Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Artist's Way - Week Twelve

It's the last week of the Artist's Way. First and foremost, I want to thank Julia Cameron for the wonderful experience. Starting this journey was a great idea, and I really appreciate the introspective tasks and self-examination.

I’m real happy to have started the morning pages, where I can write down my thoughts. And I want to continue writing and plan to start art journaling from now on. When I first started reading about art journaling, I thought, who would want to buy a journal with my thoughts and grievances? But now I realize they are for the artist, just like the morning pages. Stay tuned for my third journal - I’ve got a neat idea, show you when I start!

This week, I was out of my element because of the fire, and not very excited about taking myself out on a date. But I completed some of the tasks. One thing we looked at was, what will be my resistance/anger/fear about continuing on my artist journey?

One fear is that I will tire of my morning pages. But that’s really silly! I will never tire of writing, it just might not be in the morning. When I look back, I see that my blog became my first attempt at incessant writing, back in April 2008. And I’ve been writing ever since. I’m happy to report that this is my 518th post!

About my blog: I just change the header, all by myself, after looking at the bland view of my header in a pic I was going to post here! It's very simple to change your header. And my little tab above the NavBar (on Blogger) now has my name in it! If you want to do this, just use your business name or whatever is most important when you configure your blog title in the header. Thanks lesbigouxcrealune, for the good advice on key words!


Another task this week was to look at what we did earlier in the book. Actually, I’ve been reading out of the workbook, so it’s confusing when Cameron talks about comparing your progress now to what you did on page “whatever” in the book. So I became frustrated with that. And to top it off, some of the tasks this week seem repetitive, and dare I say, ridiculous. Maybe I've been a bit more serious than usual. DH thinks so...

I decided to get a “good jar” to put my fears in, like Cameron suggested. It’s a little Manischewitz jar, that used to have gefilte fish in it, and now has brown rice. Sitting up high on my computer desk. The people who cleaned our house found the jar on a kitchen shelf, somewhere long lost. Just realized there's a sychronicity for you! Oh, did I tell you they did a good job cleaning? I’m happy with everything except the kitchen floor, which we now see was damaged. Will Farmer’s Insurance give us the money to repair it? Keep you informed...

3 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Thanks for taking us along on your 12 week journey and I'm glad you enjoyed it too! I like your new header and hope insurance comes through with your floor!

Nico Designs said...

I have said this before but I am glad that you shared this process. one of these days I will get the book since it is so highly recommended.

Anitra Cameron said...

Ah, a header for people with eyes like mine!

Seriously, Deb, it looks great. I like your Good Jar, too. I need one of those for all the worries right now....

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