We're still here? Amazing! Like tenacious filth bugs after the nuclear holocaust, still clinging on and surviving. Thriving? Maybe... stay tuned.
The Artist's Way. Buy the book and do it. It'll take 12 weeks. I'm on my second week and it is mind bending in its ability to allow one to let the defenses drop and just get on with the matter at hand. Art being its direct target. But I'll tell ya, it reaches farther and deeper.
"We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves."
Hmmm, ok... I'll buy that. In fact, I did long ago. There is something about being reminded of how simple it is. And that thing we are questing for is really already inside, we just need to remember to get the frik out of the way. Let it happen, actively. The book gives you steps toward the "actively" part. It is pragmatic, not fluffy. It is huge.
This morning as I thought of my work so far in this workbook, and who might in some way exemplify the striping away of protective layers to let yourself be yourself in your art, Sia, the singer came to mind. She manages to be completely unique and herself, best I can tell. And because of that... she's ended up on everyone else's records these past couple of years. Need a vocalist for your next techno chart topper, call Sia.
(Oh... and guilty pleasure of the week: Tegan and Sara's new one)