Monday, January 15, 2018

Julia Cameron - The Artist Way - Start doing this today!

 The Artist Way

Inspiring article in the latest Flow magazine about Julia Cameron. Very interesting into the background of the woman who's book lead a lot of people to unblock their creativity. I'm sure anyone who is an artist or has had an interest in anything creative has picked up "The Artist Way". I read this book back in college. My father gave it to me for Christmas and have been referencing it ever since. 

This article is a reminder of how to unblock your creativity a little each day. Some great takeaways are as follows:

  • Write at least 3 pages every morning right when you wake up. Allow no interference
  • Go on walk for at least 30 mins 
  • Go back to writing or drawing 
Try this as an exercise every day for at least 6 weeks. Let me know what happens. Perhaps start a blog and talk about your new discoveries. 

Keep me posted and good luck! 

New to Town inspiration movie

Last night, after reading many articles in the New Yorker and a few chapters in my book, I felt like watching a movie. I didn't have access to the TV so I borrowed my son's kindle to fish around for a movie, a free movie. Up popped many movies I never seen but there was a cost associated with it. Then, a movie called "New to Town" captured my attention. It may have been the wintery scene in the background on the picture or my interest in Renee Zellwiger and Harry Connick Jr. (what's there not to love with him?). My thought was if I'm not interested after 10 mins I can easily switch to another movie. Love that about Amazon. 

I started watching the movie and the opening scene sits four woman scrapbooking. That was the hook. There was no turning back! Scrapbooking isn't the main feature of the film, or else it would have had the title associated with it. But it was a supporting role for sure. If you're looking for a wintery movie, a little romance, a little eye candy, some humor and some scrapbooking involved this is your movie. I never would have watched this movie in any other circumstances. 

Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon - The Art of RIvalry

Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud I recently picked up the book "The Art of Rivalry" from the library and have been completely h...