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Friday, February 17, 2006

Follow-up!

As promised, I have a sketch of my studio with my new special space:

I'm fortunate enough to have a whole room for my creative space. It actually was intended to be the master bedroom, but I reclaimed it! It is actually painted nearly the same color as the pages of my Moleskine, with windows high in the wall that positively flood the room with light. I am always working on making my studio my refuge. I bring in meaningful bits of my life for comfort and inspiration. I have also relocated my yoga practice to my studio, which further establishes it as my sacred space. I love it! Even if you don't have the space to take an entire room, you should clear a little sacred, creative space in your home as your own.

And as my extended artist-date, I'll be going to the International Gem & Jewerly Show in the morning (BEADS!). Then I think I will take myself out to lunch, and shop for a few things for my newly carved special space. I'll hang the mosiquto net, too.

I'm going to take a little extra time on this week's adventures in the Artist's Way. It's about reclaiming your dreams. Sometimes it's hard to put down what I want on paper. Cameron talks about how artists *need* to be selfish some of the time, to protect the inner artist. The consequences of not nurturing yourself are of course, seeming giving and "nice" to everyone else, but it only works until your artist-self starts to feel empty, and then you get hostile towards others, and worse, yourself.

I don't know how she does it. Every chapter, I think, "That is *SO* me." I definately get self-hostile, because I get so burnt-out and frustrated. When I finally make time to create, I am so dried up and angry with myself, I am hopelessly blocked. Well this is my week to put my dreams on paper, and indulge my creativity by spoiling myself with all sorts of little gifts that will move me forward.

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