This week I swam a personal record distance. More than triple where I started this year. More than double what I was doing when I posted this in May. And a full 42% further than my most recent personal best. It took me an hour and twenty minutes. As I staggered out of [...]
I might serve you a meal on ‘luncheon-sized’ plates and rant a little about the effect serving sizes are having on the national waistline.
written several months ago. I no longer remember exactly what epiphany inspired this thought. Of course.
Capturing the pause before the inhale, for a piece of clarity. Put word to what was unlabeled and suddenly the mundane acquires a sheen of meaning. A sheen only? Does it go further or simply masquerade as profound revelation? [...]
The first thing The Artist’s Way tells you to do is morning pages. Essentially morning pages are three pages of stream of consciousness written in long hand. The idea is to do them every day. To write without trying to ‘write’ and without criticizing the product.
My experience so far: it can [...]
…with the in-camera HDR at my parents house. Plus a lack of restraint in Lightroom. I can’t decide if I like this a little or hate it a lot. It makes me think vaguely of a scene from a Tim Burton movie.
playing with in-camera HDR at my parents' house
It’s probably contrarian of me to have my first post about Artist’s Way to be about a peeve. But here it is anyway. I am tired of discussions about creativity or art being distracted by denigration of the left brain. Here Julia Cameron uses the terms logic brain for the left brain and artist [...]
It was supposed to be an artistic summer. I had it all planned out: a figure drawing and a beginning painting class. Both from the same teacher. The first time I have attempted two classes in one term. I thought I might see some good improvement for the effort of spending more time each week [...]