I have been once more working with Julia Cameron’s “The Artist Way” In fact this blog was due to the earlier weeks I journaled.
Week 10 is about U-turns. Very appropriate. I am totally stuck there.
Friday I am leaving for Edmonton to help look after my parents for about 6 weeks. No art show, no access to my art supplies. Plus I didn’t have time to finish the mermaid piece. The last 2 weeks have been all about scrambling to finish the renovations and painting and get my studio back in order – again. Then there was the garden – also know as the former dog litter box and weed patch. It had to be “cleaned up” . It is now half turned over. The rest will hopefully done by my roommate.
Actually some of my art will be in the show but I won’t be there.
A lot in the Artist Way is about learning to say NO. But this is one where I can’t. My sister has hurt herself and also is sick and over tired. Mom had a series of mini strokes a few years ago and is in bad shape and dad has a heart condition. So I am going to Edmonton to cook, clean, chauffeur, shop, and supervise Moms treatment and … do some more renovations.
I am going to take a sketch book and see if I can get past the Blank Page Syndrome. Maybe it is like the Second Sock Syndrome, I got past that by knitting two at the time on 2 circulars – Somehow the idea of drawing on two pages at the same time doesn’t seem to click.