The Vein of Gold group is coming along fabulously, though I think some of us are torn between wanting to get together more often and feeling a little overwhelmed with the homework. It’s all good stuff, but it’s hard to keep up with everything when you have a regular life to take care of too. We just have to remember that we do what we can and mustn’t beat ourselves up when we can’t do it all. Our latest homework project, which we started in the last meeting, was to create a manifesto for some aspect of our life.
Several years ago, a group of wonderful artistic-types gathered together to go through Julia Cameron’s Walking in this World and I learned about her ritual of Morning Pages. At the time, my mornings were pretty chaotic (getting two kids up and driving them to school) and writing was not part of my creative focus, so I did them reluctantly and sporadically (when I did them at all).
I am now starting her Vein of Gold book with a new fabulous group (some of them from the old wonderful group) and will be trying the Morning Pages routine again. This time I think I “get” the purpose of them at least; they can be very beneficial in clearing your mind of mental clutter and letting you focus on what you want to focus on. And this time, writing is a part of my artistic domain, so I figure I have a reasonable chance of pulling some benefit out of it and maybe even sticking with it for awhile.
Here are a few new-ish fun little things I’ve created in the past few months that I’ve been offering for sale (though these are more from my graphic design realm than jewelry or mixed-media art)…
The Gratitude cards (mini cards printed at Moo.com!) come in a set of twenty-five different cards, each with a different quote about thankfulness and gratitude and artwork. The reverse has a simple “Thank You” printed on it.
I just added a new page, “goodies for sale,” to tell everyone about some of the items I am selling.
Welcome to Tempus Fugitt (dot com)! It’s going to take me awhile to get this ball rolling and formatted remotely like I want it (since it is at best a sideline right now) so let the wordpress “adventure” begin (“adventure” of course being shorthand for cursing, whining, hair pulling, experimenting, puzzling, reading, and–fingers crossed–eventual cheering and happiness.)