I’m sure missing those light-filled days of November captured here. Too much rain and grey skies here today. The little moose makes me smile.
On another note, I thought it might be nice to bring back the five senses Friday posts. I came across this idea from the ever-talented Abby. You can see an example and her explanation here. Don’t you just love her photos? I am always surprised by the stories she tells. I am a long way off from taking photos like hers but so inspired to try!
This year, I’m adding a little twist. Another of my goals for myself is to complete the Artist’s Way. If you are not familiar with this amazing book you really should pick it up or read the juicy bits online. It’s such a great way to get through blocks and open yourself up to creativity. As my writing teacher Francesca used to say, “better out than in!” So I thought why not combine five senses Friday with some of the Artist’s Way work.
Here’s how I plan to do it. Every Thursday I will go on an artist’s date. This is something that I am really looking forward too. An hour or two to myself without agenda or purpose. Solely meant to do something playful that nourishes my inner artist. On Fridays I’ll share it with you through the five senses.
So here’s where the give-away comes in. I’d love to hear from you about your experiences with nourishing your artist. What kinds of activities feed your artist? How do you play with your artist? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments along with your e-mail address. On Friday, January 14 the moose and I will randomly choose someone to receive a little something special handmade by me.
Edited to add:
Here’s a peek at the giveaway prize. It’s a cute little crayon/pencil/marker roll made from linen and cotton. It’s great for keeping little hands busy on outings.
Thanks for all the great ideas everyone! So nice to see what you all had to say.
Congratulations to Melanie who wrote:
For me I need to switch up my routine as much as I can. I like to walk, so I take different routes, force myself to go walking even when the weather is crappy, and go at different times of the day. A few months ago I went walking in the rain only to see the most intense rainbow I’d ever seen! Had I stayed in like I wanted to do, I would have missed it completely. Trying to look at the everyday with new eyes. That’s the challenge and the reward! ; )
I’ll get in touch with you today Melanie to organize the shipping. Happy weekend all!