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Monday Post ~ June 18, 2012

“Not only should you believe in what you are doing,
but you should know what you are doing.”

— Mason Williams




This is the moment to deepen, or commit to, your regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if at all possible — is key.

So what are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention, goal, or a milestone to reach for — and plan that time in your calendar. An intention as simple as “I will be creative for 10 minutes every day” or “I will gesso three canvases on Wednesday” is what it’s all about.

Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let us know how things went with your creative plans for last week, if you posted to last week’s Monday Post.

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  1. still working my giant canvas, the yard, rather than writing. writing is germinating before i hit draft 4.

    June 18, 2012
  2. Enjoyed downtime with the family this weekend…strawberry picking, kayaking, sitting in the sun on the patio…back into the whirlwind we go!

    Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/journaling [yes]
    * Writing practice: Complete installment of nonfiction project for “5PM Friday” accountability group [yes! finished near-final draft of e-book!]
    * One blog post [yes]
    * Yoga/walk/run x4 [x3]
    * Gardening [no]
    * Reading [yes]

    This week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Daily morning centering practice w/journaling
    * Writing practice: Complete installment of nonfiction project for “5PM Friday” accountability group [T/W/Th/F]
    * Send out review copies of e-book to featured artists/writers
    * One blog post [W/Th]
    * Yoga/walk/run x4 [T/W/ThSat]
    * Gardening
    * Reading

    June 18, 2012
  3. Last week I said that I would draw every day. I didn’t quite make it, but I did draw at least 3 times. Drew again this morning and just updated my journal. I’ve been writing in the morning after experimenting with yoga first and writing later, which didn’t help my yoga or my writing, surprisingly enough.
    This week, flesh out plans and goals for the Summer, and post them somewhere quite visible. Remember to hold to the plan lightly and not beat myself up.
    Draw daily, as daily as possible. Do yoga everyday, and a load of laundry. See if everything else doesn’t fall into place.

    One more goal for the summer- take a portable art kit to the pool and use it! Watercolors at the pool side, why on earth not?

    I have big yoga goals for the Summer. My first class of the Summer with an ashtanga teacher in Dublin, NH begins friday. I’ve got a babysitter. Working on 1st and 2nd series. I’ve set my sights on some crazy poses, but they’re within my grasp. Especially if I can reduce/eliminate the afternoon snacking! Think peaches, Summer is for eating peaches. I shall stock my cupboards with fruit.

    June 19, 2012
  4. cks #

    Love this. So happy I found your site.

    June 22, 2012

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