text and images britt-arnhild
A long time internet friend of mine, Roz, the owner of Autumn Cottage, has created a facebook group, ArtistDates, and invited me as a member. The idea is based on Julia Cameron´s old book The Artist´s Way.
I don´t have the book and has not much of an idea what it is about,
but the week or so I´ve been a member of ArtistDates, has already been of inspiration.
For a long time I´ve had some tiny little ceramic bowls standing on my desk. I can never resist these bowls when I travel, and over the years I´ve got a great collection. Since autumn, a few of these bowls have contained seeds gathered from The Blue Garden, seeds waiting for me to make special envelopes for them.
A few days ago I wrote in ArtistDates that I was going to have an artist date with myself over the weekend, and when we came home from church yesterday, the time was there.
What a relaxing afternoon.
Terje volunteered to make dinner, so I had all the time in the world up in my studio.
One step led to the next, and soon I found myself sorting through drawers, cabinets and files in the studio. Now I know where I have EVERYTHING, and creativity can flow freely :-)
At night, before going to bed, I started another ccreative project, a new travel diary for 2012.....inspired by a photo I found from Eritrea 1999.
But that is a tale for another day.
Do you ever have artist dates with yourself?
By the way, Julia Cameron´s book is high up on my book wish list......