Wow, a lot of us - did not want to do the reading deprivation. I ended up turning it into another kind of deprivation, one that suited me.
I started it, but realized I needed it for life. Anyways - I turned it into - cut down on what you do - that stops you doing what you want to do - Deprivation. I think or should I say - feel that there is an important idea here. I know that I do "other" things instead of what I want to really do. I also know that during this time of working on this book, that some of those "other things" are shifting and that I am getting more of what I want to do done - IE - art. But I also know that I was reading about other artists and their accomplishments and saying - Why am I not getting where I want to be? So, I do feel this part of the chapter was very important to me. I did not do a full week of NO computer - or computer deprivation - but I did accomplish and realize - what I need to do.
Less "other things" and MORE time for what is important in my life.
I have been getting the morning papers done. I try and combine them with writing my dreams down, continuing whatever comes to me and then another page at work. Now the page at work - is usually one page in a totally new journal, small one kept in my lunch bag. But it is page 3 and or 4 - so I do get my pages done.
Artist date. I have been neglecting that. I am going to a BBQ today - so will count that as a very mini one. But I do have Labour Day off - so will have to come up with some place to go.
It was fun writing an Artist's Prayer. I wrote it as a poem using myself as the creator. One line is:
From good orderly direction comes great ideas and works.
Your self esteem has grown and you have lots of ideas that need expressing.
This is such a great book and I feel that I am getting a lot from it.
On a bit of a different subject - here is a great looking book.
Art Saves - by Jenny Doh