Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Artist Way Week 8 - A Sense of Strength

Its check in time again. I can say that I have continued to just flow through the chapter. I did my morning pages every day and took an Artist date.

The subject this week was strength. Julia had us recording our dream and setting steps to put them in motion.

We did this little exercise on color: I had fun with it.

I am vibrant purple, iridescent plums and grapes. I am lavender to red violet to purple and beyond. I am the juice of berries, ripe and firm, I am royalty, I am the queen.

Here is my list of twenty things I like to do:

1. Watch Birds
2. Take Photographs
3. Draw
4. Weave
5. Sew my own clothing
6. Play in my Art Journal
7. Stargazing
8. Spin yarns
9. Take walks with my dog Flynn
10. Read great novels
11. Paint faces
12. Write
13. Go camping
14. Knit
15. Go on hikes with Dave
16. Watch Wolves
17. Go out to lunch
18. Spend time with my daughter
19. Go out to the movies
20. Travel to new places

It was hard to stop at 20 as there are many things I like to do. I find making lists like these really opens your eyes about your life and clarifies it.

For me the whole idea of strength seemed to point to myself, having the inner strength to pursue my dreams,to believe that I can do it and to take the steps needed to make the dreams come true.


  1. Hi Queenie, just stopping by to say hello. Along with you, I like to do 1,3,6,7,9 (with Roxie), 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19. Gosh, we have a lot in common, hmmmmmm? xoxoxoxoxo

  2. I believe you do have the strength to make those dreams manifest :)

    Love your royal purple self!

  3. May you draw on your inner strength to make your dreams come true, one step at a time.

    Loved you list...especially no. 16!

  4. I love the purple you! And watch wolves? how lucky to be able to do that. enjoy week 9 xo

  5. Great list Kate!
    You are right...there are so many things to do!

  6. Lots of fun things on this list, Kate! I love lists too - they definitely help clarify things in my busy mind. I once did a list of 100 things I love about myself ! Imagine ? I was in my 30's and in the happiest, "wholest" place I have every been and I remember being amazed at how easily that list came out. I don't know if I could do 100 things today but it would be a good goal to try and get there again ! One list at a time, I guess...;)
    Hope you have lots of good things on your list on this Sunday !


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