The Artist's Way - Week 2

Week One Check-In

If you'd like to share your thoughts or experiences from Week One on your blog I've provided the linky-tool along with the blog-hop so we can all stay connected during this process.

  1. How many days this week did you do your morning pages? How was the experience for you?
  2. Did you do your artist date this week? What did you do? How did it feel?
  3. Were there any other issues this week that you consider significant for your discovery/recovery? Describe them.

Feel free to share as much or as little as you're comfortable with. I'm sure this process can bring up some very personal stuff.

As for me, I did the morning pages 5 out of 7 days, and not always in the morning. I'm finding some resistance to them since I write all the time for pleasure and work, and this being an "assignment" makes it feel too much like work. I'm working through the resistance. My artist date was going to the used bookstore I mentioned in the 100 words post from this week. I poked around and allowed myself to buy a completely "frivolous" book. A beautiful book full of art, and an "art" mystery story.

As for other things that came up -- I tried writing the positive affirmations to see what "blurts" I would hear, and I didn't hear any, BUT I observed a more physical rejection of the affirmations. As I wrote them I would feel my body and mind kind of slump and retreat, battening down the hatches. I felt sleepy and drained of motivation. Clearly I need to work with the positive affirmations more until I "hear" something that gives me a clue to the physical sensations.

Week Two - Here We Go

I hope that you forged ahead into week two in my absence. :) As I mentioned, I'm not going to post all the tasks since you should have your books by now. If you haven't, you can find The Artist's Way here. If you haven't yet committed to the challenge but would like to join now, let me know in comments so I can figure out a way to include latecomers.

Post your responses by Saturday, midnight ET.