Greetings! Hope the rain and cloud cover has you inspired and not mired in “where is the sun?” complaints.
Once again, we continue with our work through The Artist’s Way together. We are still working through the tasks and exercises in Chapter 4 — for those keeping track via their own copy of the book.
But, first, it’s check-in time!
1. Morning Pages?
2. Artist’s Date?
3. No reading this past week? What did you do instead?
4. Doing the tasks and exercises?
Today’s Tasks include the environment and time travel.
1. Environment: Describe your ideal environment. Town? Country? Sank? Cozy? One paragraph. One image, drawn or clipped, that conveys this. (For those with Tumblr Accounts, feel free to do this there). What’s your favorite season? Why? Go through some magazines and find an image of this. Or draw it. Place it near your working area.
2. Time Travel: Describe yourself at eighty. What did you do after fifty that you enjoyed? Be very specific. Now, write a letter from you at eighty to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself? What interests would you urge yourself to pursue? What dreams w2ould you encourage?
3. Time Travel: Remember yourself at eight. What did you like to do? What were your favorite things? Now, write a letter from you at eight to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself?
4. Environment: Look at your house. Is there any room that you could make into a secret, private space for yourself? Convert the TV room? Buy a screen or hand a sheet and cordon off a section of some other room? This is your dream area. It should be decorated for fun and not as an office. All you really need is a chair or pillow, something to write on, some kind of little alter area for flowers and candles. This is to help you center on the fact that creativity is a spiritual, not an ego, issue.
DayTrippers on Friday at the Black Dog at 9:30 a.m. until about Noon-ish.
Monday Midday Muse at Pioneer Cafe at 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m. ish
Writer’s Cafe @ Carriage Insurance at 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Next Writer’s WorkShop Session: June 10th.
Steve Matlock kindly shared this link and information. Might be of interest to some of you:
Direct submissions to Arthur Levine (@Scholastic)
And now your moment of Writing Zen:
“The primary imagination I hold to be the Living Power.” ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge.