Friday, October 19, 2012

The Artist Way Again

Wow, it's been about 4 months since I blogged.  I admit I burned out.  Trying to keep up with blogging and facebook, my website, the shop, and be creative and produce art is a heavy load.  I ended up just posting on facebook as it's fast and easy, what can I say when it comes right down to it this is my M.O.   I am blogging today to challenge myself.  I encourage you to join me.  I am reading The Artist Way, again, in the hopes of it unblocking me and getting me to another level.  For those of you who don't know about this book, here it is.  It's my bible.  I love this book.  It really transformed my life back in June of 2008.  It lead to exactly where I am today, the owner of Hip Chick Designs.  Now I am ready to see where it will lead me from here.  I have been in a bit of a creative funk.  I want to make a series, have lots of art to sell and show and yet I am frustrated as heck as to what to paint.  My space is wonderful now, having added some square footage for my art area, and yet I am still blocked.  I have tried brute force.  I have not tried quitting.  I will never get to where I am going by abandoning the path now.  But it's not clear.  So I am recommitting to what worked before.  I am also mentoring Laura Garcia of The Elegant Nest in her journey.  She came to me (synchronicity) out of the blue looking for inspiration, and I recommended The Artist Way.  Before the first week was up I realized I needed to join her and do it again myself.  So I am going to blog this experience, as a means to show what happens when you take action, and to help any and all who want to join the party.  There is a real movement of creative women doing all kinds of amazing things right now.  There are no end of possibilities for classes, retreats, Facebook groups, pintrest, blogs, you name it.  It can be overwhelming for me sometimes, I want to do it all.  But what I will do is what works for me, and this book really speaks to me.  So if you are stuck, if you want to see what you are capable of, I encourage you to get this book and follow along with Laura and I.  I will be posting often, and if enough people show interest we could create a facebook group just for sharing our experiences.  It will be fun, free and enlightening.  Week one begins Monday October 22nd.  Start now, read the introduction, and week one to be ready for what your week will look like.  I am excited.