An important part of The Artist’s Way is setting up a weekly solo artist date. This consists of two hours a week for just the artistic me, a sort of solitary-play-date-for-creative-adults.
For my first artist date, I did something that wasn’t particularly impressive or interesting–but it was something I’ve been intending to do for a couple of months now. The city of Praia de Vitoria has many street signs that have been tagged with these delightful vinyl heart stickers. They make me smile every time I see one.
And of course, every time I see one, I think to myself–I really need to bring my camera down here—and just wander around and photograph these. So–I finally did that. It was a simple date, but enjoyable.
I also bought a cup of coffee at a little café–alone. That probably doesn’t sound like much to a normal well adjusted person. However, for carly-i’m-irrationally-scared-of-life-and-trying-anything-new-on-my-own-ever sitting alone in a café eating or drinking, was very much out of my comfort zone. But I did it anyway—and I am glad I did, because it was a wonderful reminder to take those regular small steps beyond what I’m used to.