Saturday, September 5, 2009
The Artist Way
For the past 2.5 weeks I have been doing the Artist Way with a group of lovely women online. I have been going on great Artist dates and doing my morning pages faithfully. I missed one day this week when I was sick but I think that is ok.
Morning pages are 3 pages of longhand writing where you usually dump or just write whatever comes to you. I have done Morning pages several times before. This time seems different, sure some of it is blah like I need to do the laundry, run to the store etc but more of it seems to be insights on writing or ways to proceed. Its like my morning pages are telling what to do. Its pretty awesome.
I never made it through the twelve weeks the time I tried this on my own. I am thinking that doing it with a group we be more powerful. We are into week 3, and I spent my Artist date at the public library looking at Art books. I've been a little frustrated at drawing lately so I brought 4 drawing books home to delve into this week. I am also finding myself drawn back to my sketchbook. I am planning to spend some time drawing. The skills need some improvement and this seems the best way to me. Now to schedule some time to actually do it.