For this week's artist date, I again forced my introverted self beyond my comfort zone to attend another art workshop. An adorable neighborhood vintage supply/repurpose shop, Junket, hosts various artistic workshops and events that have peaked my interest for months. This past Friday was an Open Studio Creative Art Journaling Session with one of their... Continue Reading →
Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power "Those of us who get bogged down by fear before actions are usually being sabotaged by an older enemy, shame."-Julia Cameron I hadn't related this idea of shame as a deterrent of creativity to Chapter 1's shadow artist concept until this third delve into the Artist's Way. Since... Continue Reading →
For my artist date this week, I got back into visual journaling. I love art journaling and I've returned to the process again and again over the years. While my style of journaling has evolved and changed throughout the years--the process of playing with artistic mediums and expressing thoughts and feelings through art is... Continue Reading →
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 →
Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity In week two 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,... 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.