Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Artist's Way--Week 1

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
-Pable Picasso

I don't think any truer words were ever spoken. Although only in week 1 of TAW program, I have already discovered so many things about myself...one of them being that I have forgotten how to have fun when I am creating. I am much too serious about my projects. And, sometimes, much too thin-skinned. I am my own worst critic.

I made a conscious effort over the last day or so to create something for the sheer joy of handling the materials. So I dug out the polymer clay & beads (always have to have some beads in there, LOL) and enjoyed the tactile experience. I will post it here tomorrow.

Summary of Week 1

1)I've kept up with my morning pages and am still finding it sometimes a chore to fill 3 pages and sometimes I almost run out of room.

2)My Artist Date is pending. Hopefully tomorrow.

3)Enemies of my creative self-worth: Me! I cannot honestly think of anyone else that has not encouraged me. I cannot recall any bad comments--I hope I'm not repressing it all! LOL!

6)3 Champions of my creative self-worth: My late mother, my husband, our daughter--I could list several more!

8)Five Imaginary lives: Museum Curator, Archeologist, Tour Escort, Poet, Actress.

I am so happy to be a part of this group of supportative people. Although we are all essentially working on our own, just knowing that there are others out there going through the same thing is very helpful!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

1 comment:

Recy Vintage & Creations said...

I SOOOOOOOOOOOO agree with you on No. 3!!! I honestly don't think I have any enemies to my creative self-worth! I don't remember any so it makes me worry that I'm repressing it all! My parents supported my creativity and I didn't have any teachers who were evil toward me about it. I'm my own enemy about my creativity! I couldn't agree with you more about that.

I love how enthusiastically you are going after this program. You are such a joy to have along for the ride!

xo... Happy Valentine's Day!

Karen Beth :)
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