Have you ever felt halted and how did you overcome?
Chapter 10 here we come!
Chapter 10 here we come!
Last week my husband and I went on a date. We didn't do much, but we still had a blast and we had a chance to talk without any interruption. I mentioned to him how I wasn't sure what talents I wanted to pursue. Of course, being a wife and mother is my top priority, but I really do enjoy to sew and decorate homes. My husband, a man full of wisdom, simply started to recite Ecclesiastes 11. The highlights for me were verse 5 & 6...
I am finally feeling like myself again after being a bit under the weather the last couple of weeks. As for the Artist's Way, my morning pages suffered once again. I completely blame in on my fuzzy thinking. I am ready to dive back in, I some what missed them believe it or not. The book talked about perfectionism holding us back. Umm, yup, that would be me. I am truly scared to start my little girl dress line because what if I forget to sew all of a sudden. There has also been countless times that I have almost posted for sponsorship for my little blog, but always take it down because maybe just maybe I will wake up and I will no longer have any readers. Also I have been decorating people's homes, but to make that an actual job? Ha, I very well may forget how to shop! As you see I am ridiculous and maybe one day I will grab hold of one of my little dreams and do something. One day.
This week we read chapter 8
Last week I was extremely under the weather. All that I could do was make sure my children were fed and somewhat clean and clothed. I stayed most of the time in bed or on the couch. I can not even tell you how many times we watched Bolt, my daughter's new favorite movie. So this week I strive to get back into being a good mother and wife role. I hope to also catch up with you all. How did your week go with the Artist's Way? Hopefully much better than mine.
This week we read chapter 7
This past week one of our challenges in the Artist's Way was to name the top 10 items you want. Some of my items may not be items at all, but I still want them. Some of my list is practical although most is not. I shall admire all my lovelies from afar. What would be your top items that you would want when money is no object?
I also finally went on an artists date over the weekend. Our town was having a historical home and garden tours. I was the youngest person out there by atleast 30 plus years. I had fun though.
This week we read chapter 6.
One of the tasks in the Artist's Way this past week was to find your ideal environment. I knew immediately it would be on the beach. This image says it all. A pretty dress on a lonely beach. Just add my husband and babies and I would be in paradise. As for my artist's date, it consisted of going to the garden shop and seeing and smelling all the beauty around me, then later sinking my hands into the soil, sheer bliss. How did your week go? I found myself skipping a couple days of morning pages, oops.
This week we read chapter 5, yeah!
1. My favorite child hood toy was... a bike.
2. I don't do it very much but I enjoy... dancing.
3. If I could lighten up a little, I'd let myself... laugh more.
4. My favorite musical instrument is... a violin.
5. If I weren't so stingy with my artist, I'd buy her... a serger.
6. Taking time out for myself... what does this even mean?
7. I secretly enjoy reading... Francine Rivers.
8. My parents think artists are... wonderful.
9. God thinks artists are... wonderful.
10. My favorite way to dress is... in my daily "uniform".
How did your week go? I personally would love to be the girl in the picture right about now. How freeing would that be.
This week we read chapter 4.
This past week I read the intro to The Artist's Way. So far so good, but I am going to have to be realistic and say a 2 hour art date by myself will be quite a stretch. We are a creative family so am thinking they will not hinder my new artistic ways, but instead benefit from it. As for the 3 pages of journal writing a day, well I did go out to buy a new journal at Anthropologie today. I think it looks like a piece of art in itself. Oh, and yes I do believe she probably meant 3 note book size pages, but I am going to be realistic and stick with my pretty journal.
Emily from Wide Open Spaces has decided to start a sort of book club. I absolutely adore her blog and was super excited when she asked if I would be interested in reading the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I honestly never heard of it before, but the lady at the book store went on and on about it when I asked for help. So I thought I would extend the invite to all of you. I bought mine at a local book store and I think Emily said she got her's off of Amazon.com for only $4. Considering we all use our creative selves by blogging and in our daily lives I thought it would be a great way to hopefully stretch ourselves a bit. It all begins Monday, sorry for the short notice. I do hope you decide to join along. Just let me know if you do!