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Monday, February 05, 2007

New Ideas

The last few days I feel as though I've had so many ideas rolling around in my head! Not so much 'new' things to make, just new directions I can take with what I'm already doing...It's exciting and scary at the same time. Some of my ideas have been inspired indirectly by Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book Women Who Run with the Wolves. I've been thinking that there's something there, nudging at me and my art, tho not exactly sure what. I need to do some experimenting, but honestly, I think I'm afraid to start! Haven't been able to be out in the studio for the last three days (family stuff) and now here I sit, typing away at the computer--hiding.

I've started doing my morning pages again in preparation for working my way through Julia Cameron's new book, Finding Water with a group of fellow creators. They've set up a lovely blog here in preparation for the journey, which officially starts on February 17th. I've already discovered something--if I do my morning pages the very first thing while I'm not quite awake, I get a very different tone. Yes, sleepier, but also much more raw and ME. Most days I can probably get my writing done before anyone's up, but I could tell I won't take kindly to interruption, as my husband was questioning me this morning while I sat and wrote...

I have some projects I've been putting off recently--I want to make a header for the blog and post some new art. The studio needs to be cleaned, as does the house, and of course there's the ever-present pile of laundry that a family of five generates...I could hide from my art indefinitely...

3 comments:

tammy vitale said...

I know this space. I just spent two months there. the incubation was worth it, though...follow your intuition. If cleaning the house and studio feel creative (clearing out space is the way I see it) go ahead and do it. You'll come out of hiding on your own and at just exactly the right time. So tell the little "I should be doing SOMEthing voice" to be quiet.

Kelly said...

I'm glad you have an Etsy site. I want to come shopping for artwork for my new room this spring.

Who was it who said...was it Nina Wise?...that these things we don't know how to begin, we should treat it the way children treat a game of jump rope. You don't know how you're going to do it, you just jump in and the body takes over.

K

Kiki said...

PS any chance there would ever be something like that colourful "Love's Return Home" on your Etsy site? :)

K