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!

8 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my! what a wonderful surprise! i'm so blessed to win your beautiful dream journal! i am so excited!!! thank you so much!!!

Sapphire said...

hi Lani,
we found your site through the Infinite Mind link. what beauty! we SO appreciate your understanding, expression, and support for the acceptance and healing that God has for our emotions.
i went through the Artist's Way process and got so much out of it. we suspect that you will love it. perhaps your readers can join you on your journey. we hope that you share your reflections.
~Sapphire

Sheila said...

I've picked this book up several times, but have never committed to actually purchasing it. Please post on your steps along the way; it's inspiring and I'm thinking now I might just embark on the journey. Regards to you! Sheila

Altered Angels Attic said...

What a beautiful blog! I'm new to blogging but I hope to find many more as uplifting to be in as yours x

Meg said...

Looking forward to our time at The Hiding Place. So glad you are taking the journey in the Artist's Way. You are an amazing woman. Art is the gift of interpreting the world in a unique way through the eyes of the soul. Our experiences, good and bad, create the highs and lows and speak to other kindred souls. How dull the world would be without those brave artists willing to put sacred pieces of their hearts on display. Thanks, my special friend.

heartfelt.prayers@gmail.com said...

Hi Lani..
I wanted to ask you where you got the book, I would love to read it. Say a prayer for me not feeling well lately..

Hugz Lorie

Jeniffer Hutchins said...

You are on a beautiful journey! This book had a huge impact on my life. I'm always excited when I see someone else on the path.
Many blessings on your way!

Zinnia said...

Hi Lani! Came by to visit you, and saw you are doing your wonderful work with the Artist's Way. I am so excited for you. I hope your journey continues and that you always share your beautiful healing heart with us. oxoxo Zinnia