As I begin a new year, I always find it helpful to take a moment and reflect on the last twelve months. The easiest way for me to take inventory is to check instagram, since I’m pretty dedicated to sharing my life there. 2019 was a big year for me. Not in any obvious way. There aren’t any huge awards or accolades to point to—but … Continue reading 2019: Year in Review
If you read my last post about Artist Dates, you know that the whole idea of taking time to do something alone that nourishes my inner artist was a hard one for me to embrace. I was worried that it would seem selfish, or that I wouldn’t find any value in them. Sure, I enjoy my alone time, but would it necessarily make me a … Continue reading Thirty Ideas for Artist Dates
I’ve been thinking a lot about self-care lately. In Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, she talks about the importance of setting aside time for yourself each week. She calls them Artist Dates. The idea is that you have to give yourself breaks in order to refill the well, so to speak. From Cameron’s web site: The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to … Continue reading The Artist’s Way and Artist Dates. Alternate Title: Am I Really Allowed to Schedule Dates with Myself?