See here is proof I was thinking and blogging. Although it escapes me why I never hit publish on this post since it was complete.
Last night was the Pink Supermoon. Pink because of the blooming phlox that gives it color. A supermoon because it was the closest to Earth when it rose last night.
My pic is blurry. But cellphone cameras are not designed for taking interstellar pics. Or at least mine isn’t. There was a haze and cloud cover so probably more rain in the near future.
Trying to realize and learn this again. You learn so much more from your mistakes than your successes. Mistakes encourage you to try harder, except when it doesn’t and you think about walking away. So many times I have tried walking away, yet I always come back. I’ll see you on Saturday.
I have been absent of late from my blog and truthfully from myself as well. It seems the whole drama of a world pandemic completely drained every spark of motivation that I could grab. Even though I haven’t been posting, I have thought about you and worried that you were doing alright.
I have been spending time knitting. I call it knitting a worry rag (dishcloth) that I can fret and work out my thoughts and not worry about infecting ill wishes on a piece of clothing. Similar to a prayer shawl/scarf/blanket just without the nice happy feelings. But the dishcloth is perfect, it is used, wrung out, scrubbed with etc. So less of a trasnference issue in my mind.
Last week I purchased a copy of Julia Cammeron’s The Artist’s Way. It is a 12 week creativity through spiritualism course designed to help you tap into inner creative spirit. Each week focuses on specific tasks and processes. Her main tools are the Morning Pages and the Artist Date. Morning Pages are 3 stream of consciousness pages written first thing in the morning. And I’m not much on mornings. The Artist Date is making time in your week to spend time with yourself doing/being creative. In order to inspire your creativity, you must have creativity to draw from. That doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. An example would be making and playing with play dough. Allowing yourself time to experience a safe haven to become your inner child. Or a walk on the beach, road trip to a new area, new music or whatever.
So far I have done one set of Morning Pages, this morning. Although I confess it seems that writing three pages at night would be more beneficial than first thing in the morning. And for curiosity’s sake I may try both a morning set and an evening set. We’ll see.
I have been reading the Forward and the prechapters. And tonight I am starting Week 1. So wish me luck.
I just haven’t felt like myself in months and I am hoping this will give me a path back to myself and my writing. I will start posting Quote of the Day and hopefully a weekly post on how I’m doing with the Artist’s Way. See you on Thursday.