Daily Archives: 1.8.2006

Welcome fellow AWer’s!

Hello – and welcome – to my fellow AW seekers. Thank you for dropping by – and offering such kind words of encouragement!

My inner critics (most noticeably, Debbie and Frank) immediately raised their voices in an attempt to drown out and beat down my new-found excitement. The good news in all of this is that I immediately recognized them as the party-poopers they are.

I’ve spent a lot of time today reading other participant’s entries… The amount of talent that exists in the blogosphere is astounding – and this group is truly awe-inspiring. The group of artists who have chosen to embark down the path of AW in 2006 are brave adventurers. I am humbled beyond words, but feel blessed to have stumbled upon these like-souls.

While I am looking forward to the next 12 weeks (and beyond since this journey won’t – hopefully – end), I’m scared to death at the thought that I am going to be exposed as a fraud – someone who has always thought of herself as a ‘writer’ but who is so afraid to write that the words just can’t flow; someone who has always wanted to make ‘art’ but can’t bring herself to the canvas for fear of rejection; someone who loves photography but can’t garner the courage to explore outside her immediate surroundings; someone who would love to create music but can’t calm her brain long enough to concentrate on the notes. Someone who has started talking in the third person and needs to stop! 😉

I’m hopeful that as the days fly by that you’ll actually see glimpses of the exercises appearing here in my blog or as a comment on another participant’s site.

Thanks again for stopping by. Good luck on your journey!

Blogging the Artist’s Way

Yesterday marked the official start of doing the Artist’s Way. And, par for the course, here I am a day late already!

Blogging the Artist's Way

I’m thrilled to be part of this fabulous Blogging the Artist’s Way group, grateful to Kat for coming up with the fantastic idea (and, truly, creating a moment of synchronicity for me!) and offering to facilitate it (while also doing the AW – wow! I’m in awe). I’m also excited and scared to death (in a good way, if that makes any sense) to see where this journey will take us.

As I mentioned in my comment to Kat on her blog when I signed up, work’s crazy right now (year-end, new job responsibilities, juggling lots of items that don’t honestly mean anything to me) and I’m a bit worried if I’ll be able to shut my “work mind” off long enough to devote myself to do AW. Or find the energy (funny how working at a dead-end job day in/day out can sap you of all your energy).

I also know in my heart that I need to do AW at this moment in time. I’ve become estranged from my Muse. She packed her bags in the dead of night years ago, hopped a train to the west coast and occasionally drops me a postcard to let me know that she’s still around. In those moments when I can still my mind, I am sure that I can hear her voice. Mocking me.

I miss her. And want her to come back home to me.