Would have posted sooner; however, I managed to lock myself out of typepad and couldn’t remember my user name or password. There are days like this. I even had it written down. I simply did not read my shorthand code. You never know who might break into my house and try to decipher all these user names and passwords.
I was thinking this morning about the moon, and how the moon affects tides and water and that we are mostly water and all of a sudden the title "Finding Water" took on the new meaning of finding myself. Which made me think I’ve seen no references to water at all in Julia Cameron’s book (maybe later?) and started me wondering whether that’s what it meant to start with. Nothing like a little philosophical mystery first thing in the morning.
So I shall check in on last week’s work on Finding Water since I wasn’t here to do that.
Artist’s Date: Yep. Asheville; Walk: Yep. Bend of Ivy Lodge; morning pages: every single day plus some since I was on retreat. A student voice happy? You bet.
This week I’m covered already too: Artist’s Date: Yep. Biltmore (omg was that an artist’s date – less than Asheville in area but oh wow in content). Walk. Yep. Bend of Ivy Lodge again. Morning Pages: so far so good.
Thoughts on Finding Water chapter 3? Julia’s getting a bit whiney and not very helpful. And she’s a name dropper to boot. Not identifying much with Julia and her jet lag and her depressions and her money worries. Hoping this week will be better. Finding myself happier with the exercises than the book itself. Thinking about switching back to the original Artist’s Way as a supplement.
For those of you who could not join us at the Bend of Ivy Lodge retreat house, here is a taste of that space. More tomorrow if muvee maker works as well as last night (only 1 take – woohoo!). Then there will be one on Asheville buildings and art and some Biltmore. I think all in all I’ll get 3 or 4 out of my picture batch so as to not make any one too long. The music is, of course, Christine Kane. You can buy her songs on ITunes. I’d be happy to share my favorites with you (hint: all of both CDs I currently own).
Check in from self-commitments while on retreat: ordered the book Karen recommended for Photoshop learning: Masking and Compositing by Katrin Eismann. I will be spending at least 15 minutes a day learning Photoshop once it arrives. I suspect the beautiful work Karen does and shows on her blog is mostly her talent, but I can quit wishing I could do Photoshop and finally learn.
thought for the day: We have not reached the pinnacle of human being-ness. We are a part of a path of potential. It is the ego which wishes to claim this particular point as highest and best – and for just now – it may be but it is not stagnant. Humanity is moving together as One because that is what we are – together all things form what some call God, some call Spirit, some call Universe – and perhaps like lemmings we are all running toward and over the edge of the cliff so we can finally all remember how to fly. [I think this is Eckhart Tolle. Or maybe it is just me musing in my journal. I did not identify.]