Once again I did get through this chapter, but it now seems that I make myself finish it. It is not that I do not want to... but more that, I have just a bit to finish and I do not finish it till the very end of the week.
I am doing the pages most days....
I liked the tasks. I was visiting my granddaughter and had taken her to the park. She was busy with the girls, so I picked my leaves. While doing this one of the girls attached herself to me. Asked me all about leaves, what kind was this one , etc.... anyways she finally asks me - "How do you know so much?" I told her that I loved to learn, so I read a lot and watched nature shows and learned all I can. I also loved to teach. This was a great moment for me as I got to feed another love of mine - teaching and kids.
I know I need to make artist dates more of an importance to me... but I did go to a store and look around all the items. I looked around my store for art and took a couple of pictures of creativity on the part of one of the vendors. I am going on the studio tour this saturday... it will be an all day one and should really feed me.
I bought some card stock and plan on making 5 post cards of my art to sent to friends. I also sent off an art exchange piece to a friend.
I will be throwing out 5 pieces of ratty clothing - tomorrow - in my regular cleaning and laundry day.
I am reading the basic principals and artist prayer... changing the word to good orderly direction. My idea is no where near what Julia's is... so it grates as I read it.
I know there is more I should do with all the chapters, but I seem to still let life get in the way. I have things to do for the next three nights... I have to stop and I have to carve more time for my art and myself. Some of those things I have to do and some I have to just let go and I can let go.
I am enjoying this book. But need to spend more time on it and do more of the tasks or maybe it is do them deeper.... hmmmmm.... that may be the answer.
I need to go back to something I realized a few weeks ago. - 6 - The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.