I decided to start a blog today. During the past 6 months I have been journalling weekly doing "The Artist Way and "Walking in this World" by Julia Cameron. These 12 week courses were done with a sub-group from my mixed media art group, The Portland Art Collective. AW was definitely a positive experience for me that opened my eyes to many of the positive and negative things we go though as artists. I enjoyed the weekly check ins with the Yahoo Group, particularily reading others posts. Many were absolutely beautiful and meaningful to all of us. Sorta like group therapy. The best part of these books was the Morning Pages and Artist Date. Morning pages are meant to be like a sneeze--letting all the negative stuff or things we are thinking about in the morning. Once we write about them we can go on and be productive in our day. The solo Artist Date is a great vehicle for filling our creative well with things that mean something to us or help us grow or just purely for the joy of it. Both of these things have fallen by the wayside in my daily life and I want to pick them back up as I found them to be very useful and enjoyable.
My blog will be about me and what I am doing, thinking, and feeling. I don't know what to expect and how often I will blog but I do plan to be regular about it. Don't expect Sex,Drugs, Rock & Roll--as they won't be found here. EXPECT ART & LIFE!!
I don't want it to be a negative space, but I fully intend that there will be some ranting. I will try to keep it to a minumum! If you drop in, let me know what you think ...