Made a decision
Did not engage
In any sort of media
Artist’s Way: Inspiration
Bonded with my pets
Left Facebook alone
Avoided too much app use
Cooked quite a bit!
Killed the tube and laptop
Organized the house
Understood more about myself
Much love and many blessings. ❤
Cookie dough ice cream
Loved the beginning
But sleeping by the ending
Quick end to our date!
What time is it? I think I know.
A blog to write I still have, though;
You will not see me stopping here —
To my laptop I will go.
Finishing? . . . I do not fear.
My purpose here is very clear.
My daily task I shan’t forsake,
E’en if it takes all year.
My body you may give a shake,
Technology my task forsake.
I gnash my teeth, I cry, I weep —
But sit me here, this post I make.
My bed is lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And words to go before I sleep,
And words to go before I sleep.
I’m facilitating an Artist’s Way group.
Today was the start date of official meetings.
In chapter 1 Julia Cameron introduces the “Censor”.
I did not expect
to come face-to-face with mine
outside the pages . . .
But instead . . .
inside, as group leader.
“You’re not doing well,” it says.
“Not enforcing the guidelines,” it says.
Then old memories resurface.
in other times I have lead.
Then, I want to hide.
I want to quit.
I want to lay down
But Instead I breathe,
focus on my heart.
Focus on the others.
And everyone seems happy.
I see it now: the group itself is a work of art.
The Creator spoke to me, and we made this.
And it is beautiful.
And I am grateful.
Much love and many blessings. ❤
Does your child (or inner child) need some inspiration to write? Below are a couple of sites I plan to use with one of my writing tutoring students.
Create your own story with Storybird.com!
For a simpler format, try mystorybook.com!
Have fun with poetry with Readwritethink.org!
If you use one, please share! Much love and many blessings. ❤
The students have been working on creating poems about themselves, and some of them expressed an interest in shape/concrete poems. They were so proud! I borrowed the design method from my dad who creates beautiful shape/concrete poem sonnets. He fills in the shape with a single letter and then works in the actual design. For example, for a triangle or side of a tree:
A heavenly creation!
Have some fun with your own shape poems!
Still working on the name. Brain vomit? Brain Barf? Hmm. . .
If a student (or you) is stuck on getting started on a paper, she needs to get those ideas out. (They’re in there!) One way is to loosen them up and set them free is to set the time for 5 minutes, focus on the topic, and get her to spill everything out of her head onto a piece of paper. Tell her it’s ok to write “I don’t know what to write.” “And this is silly.” Whatever helps! But she has to write continuously for 5 minutes.
If she struggles with the mechanics of writing and/or is a particularly good talker, you may want to switch to a sound recorder, like the one I use on my iPod. (It’s possible her writing is too slow for her mind!) Or if she’s faster at typing, have her spill it all out on the keyboard.
Final tip: Do it with her! Take the same topic or something similar and work along side her. It’s a great motivator and model for her to see that it can be done — and it means you’re not just staring at her for those 5 minutes as she writes.
I’ve got a busy mind today. Time to do some brain spillage/vomit/barfing myself to empty out all of those thoughts!