Archive for ‘inspiration’

November 23, 2011

creative inner child.

My creative inner child wears flouncy skirts and is absolutely certain that spinning is always appropriate. She thinks rain is romantic and kiss-bruised lips are enough of a reason to keep breathing. Actually, my creative inner child is more like a pubescent teenage girl – with newly discovered sexuality and a desire to temp the world, just to see what she’s capable of.

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November 13, 2011

The Morning Pages

Tomorrow I’m starting the Morning Pages again – pretty powerful stuff.  I’m about the farthest you could imagine from being a morning person, so it’s going to be difficult to stick to. The last time I did this, it was more like Afternoon Pages. Still effective, but more muddled with the day’s events.

For those of you who don’t know what Morning Pages are – it is a practice suggested by Julia Cameron, featured in her book The Artists Way. The idea is to write three pages, or around 750 words, of stream of consciousness long hand. The last time I tired, it opened up a big can of emotional worms that I had no idea was buried. It was more alarming than creatively developmental. Let’s hope I get past that this time and move on to some serious flow.

more here: http://juliacameronlive.com/2011/11/02/how-do-i-morning-pages/

August 15, 2011

E.B. White – Jill Krementz Photo

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I would love to have this framed for my office – when my office is no longer packed with furniture because of renovations in the rest of the house.

August 10, 2011

Writing and the Rain

Rain is thoughtful. Snow is peaceful – but rain is pensive and reflective. Snow wants a latte, and rain wants chicken soup.

It was understandably difficult to go to work today. Rain, after a ridiculously scorching summer, is distracting. It’s draws me inward and upward…reflecting and soaring. I’d rather spend the day barefoot and walking down the middle of deserted city streets; or sitting at the cafe across from the train station at 8am watching the commuter troops, armed with umbrellas and briefcases, pour off the arriving trains. People look proper while carrying umbrellas, and it’s more difficult to rush about on wet sidewalks. It will be okay if they are a little late, after all – it’s raining.

Cities look very different too – It’s nearly impossible to take a bad photograph – even the blurry ones with streaking lights are interesting.

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It would have been such a dream to stay home and write. Darn those responsibilities. Some day – it will be one and the same.

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