If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may or many not know I have read and gone through The Artist’s Way at least 4 or 5 times. I’ve done all the creative work that book – Morning Pages, the Artist’s Dates, and all the other exercises. I tried Julia Cameron’s other books, but found that her first one was my favourite. I haven’t done that in a while and my Artist Way buddy and I stopped meeting about a year or so ago. I just fizzled out.
Then a few weeks ago I met a person who works with Mike AND writes screenplays. She told me about an author called Martha Beck. I was very suspicious at first as I have read many self help books (LOLS. One of my guilty pleasures.) but I started reading the book about finding your North Star and couldn’t stop reading it or doing the exercises (kinda like the The Artist’s Way.). I’m about half way through and found this information very helpful.
I don’t know what the hell is going on, and that’s okay.
– Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star
Kinda like this photo:
So, I have no idea what’s going on with my blogging and photos (or anything else, really) and that’s just fine. I’ll just keep doing this because it feels too sad to stop.
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Nova Scotia is a wonderful place. Look at the wildlife in Berwick! I was very still when I took this photo – careful not to scare these deer away. I’m sending this to National Geographic right away. Actually, I’ll wait for them to find me. It’s way cooler to be discovered that way.
I am blog blocked AGAIN. Also, craft/sewing blocked. This has been a doozy. I haven’t done too much creative-related in a few months. I’m not sure what’s going on. One thing that may help is doing a big clean up. Weirdly that helps. I’ve done that a few times. The yard’s been neglected this summer. Maybe I could start there.
Also it is taking me hours to type just 200 words. I’ve been typing for the last 2 hours. Typing, deleting, typing, deleting.
I have no idea what’s going on. Maybe I’ll just post photos for awhile and no writing?
Let’s see what happens tomorrow.
I’m not sure what it means when you and your loved one go to the local cemetery on your anniversary to take photos, but that’s what Mike and I did last Saturday. Before the big wind storm of 2015! I’d never been to this cemetery before, but it has an enormous Chinese and Asian area. I just hung out there because I really liked the different tombstones, letters, characters and, of course, that beautiful dragon. It’s an amazing, huge sculpture with lots of scales carved into it and a interesting shaped tail.
In between the day I took this photo and today, Mike bought us some new editing software!
Can you tell?
I rarely like black and white, but I do like this crazy filter. It makes the photo look haunted and that’s a look I always like. Especially now that it’s unofficially Fall. It certainly felt like it today. It poured rain for most of the day and was a little blustery. But did I mind? NO! It was welcomed! I missed the rain and am sorely out of practice.
Maybe I should start a weather blog because that’s all I seem to be talking about lately.
Nah. Frankie MacDonald pretty much has the market cornered on that front.
Guess who’s back?
Sorry to rub it in to all those people in the Lower Mainland without power still. But we had a pretty fun day going to the movie theatre across the street again to see, Inside Out. So cute. That movie was great. I loved it. And there was a cute short animation before it about Hawaiian Islands. You can see a clip of it here. Adorable!
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