Sunday, March 4, 2012
In January, I invited several women friends, all graduates of my Artist's Way Creative Clusters, if they wanted to journey through Julia Cameron's massive and probing book, Vein of Gold. We ended up as a group of four, meeting on Tuesday nights to discuss what we read, process the tasks, and hold each other accountable for our Morning Pages, walks, and Artist Dates. We don't usually do any art projects together, although one week we did make collages for a particular exercise. But last week we jointly worked on one of the tasks: making Creativity Dolls.
Instead of my home, we met at my studio so we could have access to paint, glitter, ribbons, and trims. It didn't take us long to get our business out of the way so we could get messy.
I putzed a bit more with my doll the next day. Here's my Creativity Doll with her nemesis, my Creativity Monster, on the reverse side.
All I need to do is turn her whichever way is most helpful. Too many negative voices? Creativity Monster gets to stare me down. Feeling inspired? I'll let my authentic and fearless self be my guide.