Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Artist Way and Art Blessing......
I am so excited to have begun the process of going through "The Artist Way" by Julia Cameron with two, kindred souls I am blessed to journey with! I have had the book for several years and read it but never really dug in deep and gone through the process in a group where encouragement, transparency and accountability move the experience to a much more powerful level. The comittment calls for writing several "Morning pages" every day and going on a weekly "Artist Date" as well as working through the material in each chapter which can stir up much in the interior! I am looking forward to excavating the layers of untapped creativity and seeing what is revealed in this work of creative recovery!
As part of my "artist date" this week, I took much needed time away for a mini day retreat at my friend Traci Nelson's retreat cottage called "His Hiding Place". Traci has a beautiful heart with a rich gift for creating a nurturing environment to come away and get alone with God. As I entered, the fire was "crackling", the scented candles were lit and gentle music was playing. The sense of God waiting to sit with me was everywhere. It was a sweet time of releasing, reconnecting and just resting.
ART BLESSING GIVEAWAY WINNER!
Congrats to Peggy Aplseeds! I was happy to select your name today as the winner of the "Dream" vintage journal. Take a moment to visit Peggy's lovely blog and her beautiful artwork!
And yes the rumors are true! Blue sky and summer sunshine has finally decided to arrive in the Northwest. It was a long wait through weeks of rain and grey, cloudy days. Nothing like the feeling of the sun on your face!