Sunday, May 08, 2011

An Artist's Way?

Ever since I started back on medication for being bipolar, I have not felt creative but maybe it is just an excuse.
It certainly does help when you are posting everyday and constantly aware of that which makes you smile and might interest or amuse others.

Lately, I have been reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron which is a workbook on how to be unblocked creatively. In it she tells you to write everyday but privately which I have been doing pretty faithfully. Another activity is to have an artist's date every week on your own, one in which you go out and do whatever you want for about 2 hours.

Yesterday, my Husband and I went out for supper and afterwards decided to go and browse through a bookstore. I was drawn to the many magazines they have and I came upon Artful Blogging. It certainly is a beautiful magazine and as I read of one woman that had taken the Artist's Way workshop, I thought of how much fun I had while blogging.

Could I still have it in me?

7 comments:

rdl said...

you know you do, just do it!! nice to see you back. thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer said...

WHOA! Carol!! I haven't seen you in forever! I thought of you just the other day! I am so glad you are still around!
I don't blog much anymore...I mostly Facebook. I hope you do blog again...I have missed you!

Aurora said...

She's back, and better than ever! Hi, Carol. :)

Kai C. said...

Carol,
Where have you been? I just missed you
We have catching up to do?
Please email me if you have it
Hugs lots of hugs

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

hey!! :)

Emily Dimov-Gottshall said...

I have heard good things about this book...have been meaning to get a copy for ages. Maybe I will now that you've mentioned it.

So glad you're back and things are stable. I have 1 family member that is undiagnosed bipolar. I'm glad you're taking care of your self and I'm glad you're finding your voice, art wise. :)

Lesllie said...

I completely agree with you that bipolar meds can stifle your creativity. It certainly has mine. I have found a lot of help in controlling my bipolar symptoms and getting back to my normal self through information I found at http://onlineceucredit.com/edu/social-work-ceus-ba. I hope this is helpful to other bipolar people out there. Keep up the great posts because I love reading your blog!