Sunday, November 13, 2011

Artist Date-November 14-21

Artist Date...when and how to fit them in?

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?


Susan said...

I have been having a difficult time specifically setting dates to go on artist dates. So I am going back and noticing...and realizing I routinely do things for myself the fill the well!

This week, I went to see Phantom of the Opera by the GHHS (my son is also in this:) And I went alone to opening night! I find that I am on my own a lot and really enjoy my own company:)

I am also making sure that I walk each week (usually daily) but pick one day to intentionally "observe" nature. Tonight, the sunset was unbelievable! I love the autumn light:) I wished I had my camera...but then I thought, just look and really pull in the site. Keep it for myself. Notice all of the colors and how they change....yep, filling the well:)

The Suhys said...

Whew! I went to the MAEA conference in Kalamazoo this weekend! Talk about your creative overload! Fun, but exhausting! I have lots of new ideas including TAB choice that are exciting to me. Does anyone else do that? If you do, I would love to hear about how it works in your room!

Susan said...

Sounds exciting!!!! Let's see if others know about TAB....not familiar with it myself....would love to learn more!