We have finished Chapter 4 of "The Artist's Way", with the group being hosted by Paula. I read this chapter while travelling, and did a few of the tasks. The one task that I absolutely refused and felt such resistance to, was the reading deprivation. I could not even attempt it!
I have found myself over the past few weeks sorting through books and papers, and getting rid of a lot of "stuff". When I read about making these changes in this chapter, I felt on the right track. I still have more to do, but it feels good to be clearing away clutter.
I am back to doing morning papers. It does help to clear the mind. I want to start this school year off with a better morning routine and maybe this will help.
I attempted a number of the tasks with the buried dreams exercise - listing hobbies, activities and skills. Interesting lists!
I thought about a number of the tasks while I was in the car, but did not write the letters. I do intend to do this.
One artist's date took place in Lake George. There was an outdoor fair and I spent a good hour visiting art booths and seeing a lot of interesting work. I even bought a few pieces.
The second artist's date was in Saratoga Springs. I saw one artist's work and was mesmerized by the size of the pieces (well over 4 ft. tall) and the vibrant colour. I have to track him down online!
During the past 2 weeks I have not been very creative. I haven't worked on ATCs or painted and I have missed that. Travelling was enjoyable and I did take a lot of photos tho. It was fun to explore Lake George and Saratoga Springs - something we have not done in the past few visits.
But now it is time to get into school mode. I have started planning and will be going in all week to set up my classroom.
I must make time for art though - I have missed it.
On to Chapter 5 this week.