Those of you familiar with me as a human, or through my blog are probably aware that I'm an endearingly charming human who is irrationally scare of, well, life. While I do force myself out of my comfort zone, the level and regularity of those efforts can vary drastically. I attended a Mandala Making art workshop,... Continue Reading →
In week two (Recovering a Sense of Identity) of The Artist's Way, Cameron emphasizes the importance and beauty of simply paying attention. "...but just at this moment, just now, that's alright. I am breathing in and out. Realizing this, I began to notice that each moment was not without its beauty." -Julia Cameron, The Artist's... Continue Reading →
By Simone LeClaire I need to point out this slow-burn version of street harassment, before I explode from not being able to express what is wrong with it, because it goes on endlessly, The-50-Year-Old-White-Guy-Version: About six weeks ago I smiled at a dog in a yard I was walking by--I do not notice the approximately... Continue Reading →
For my first artist date, I took time to simply sketch. It was simple and relaxing. I used reference images from my simple 365 photography project. I sketched quick vignettes of natural textures, man-made patterns, flowers and plants, etc. And apparently, my little cat also found my sketching time quite relaxing.
It's a new year, and I've entered a beautiful new chapter of my life. My life is leveling out after the chaos of drastic transition. And, I'm excited to get back into my artistic endeavors (including working through The Artist's Way). I appreciate the value of The Artist's Way, but it's difficult to finish. Working... Continue Reading →