Every artist or writer struggles with just getting started at one point or another in their lives. Some experience struggle every day. In this book, "The Sound of Paper" by Julia Cameron, through short but meaningful essays that journal a year of Cameron's life, starting out in NYC and ending up in her own personal retreat in New Mexico, she shares her experience with writer's block, emptiness, and sudden bursts of creativity & how you the writer or the artist can overcome and thrive in your art. Her essays approach these subjects in such a way that you could really apply to any art, as we all go through dry spells, creative dryness, lack of motivation, even pure fear. She concludes each essay with helpful and enlightening exercises that get your juices flowing, sparks contemplation on the what if's in your life, and exercises to give structure to your thought processes.
Speaking of wonderful blog world, this pink..yes it's pink, not offwhite (&%$!C camera) is being packed up and shipped off with a few more goodies to a super nice blog friend. Could it be you?? I created this purdy little tray to in a combined effort with some other blog friends to brighten a mutual friend's day. So to you..friend, when you receive this, I hope you know we luv ya and have been thinking of you :)
Well I'm off to bed and will be away (gasp) for a couple of days. I'm off for a training meeting for work out of town. I'm going to learn to be more diversified. I really think I'm diversified enough--but hey, one can never learn too much, so I'm game. I'm packing along side my toothbrush and work clothes, my sketchbook and pens. Afterall, I'm sure I can carve out a few minutes of down time to continue on my journey of simply just showing up to create. It's all about creating a habit, and learning from it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it, at least until a better story comes around :p