Monday, November 28, 2011
Be sure to mark your calendar right now for this coming week's artist date! Where will you go? What will you see? What is calling out to you?
Enjoy the week and the changing of the seasons...and month! Give yourself the gift of one hour this week...just for you and your creative journey!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Where have you visited? How are you "filling the well"? What time have you taken for yourself this week to create joy in your life?
Here is a reminder to you about Artist Dates!
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic”– think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well of images and inspiration. ~Julia Cameron
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Taking time at the end of each week to plan a date in the schedule for an artist date seems easy. However, there are so many things to do in a week! The schedule is crazy...and time for ourselves usually is the last thing we schedule in.
So, here is what I suggest. Keep your artist date simple and doable; close to home, within walking distance and simple to fit into your schedule.
Perhaps a walk in a different direction. Tea in a room you are not normally in. 10 minutes looking at the sky or something in nature. Going to a HS musical/play/concert. Local community locations that you usually do not frequent. Local community events that catch your eye. Buying some art supplies you have always wanted. Buying spices or ingredients for a recipe you have wanted to try. Take some photos of something completely different.
Where will you go? How will you explore?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Artist dates take us out of our everyday thoughts. They bring new discoveries to our everyday lives. It takes time to plan an hour each week. Yet, when you really think about it, that hour can me found by planning...or sometimes, we can just pick up some time here and there...where ever we find ourselves.
Put a comment below and let us know what you are up to!