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Monday Post ~ March 26, 2012

“Nobody whispers it in your ear. It is like something you memorized once and forgot. Now it comes back and rips away your breath. You find and finger a phrase at a time; you lay it down cautiously, as if with tongs, and wait suspended until the next one finds you.” ~Annie Dillard



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. Hi! I’m back! 😀

    My creative goals for this week:
    ~Make a dance video (Film on Wed, edit on Thurs, post on Fri)
    ~Write three blog posts
    ~Create a poster for my dance classes in April (Ideally by Wednesday)
    ~Record my first meditation (Before the weekend)
    ~Take a 2-hour mama-break

    March 26, 2012
  2. I met my goals for last week (yoga, run, blog, make skirts for daughter’s birthday). It helps to keep them simple! I think for the past two years I’ve been so anxious about how I’m going to get where I want to be (creatively and career-wise) I’ve focused more on the product than the process, like notches on my belt. Take away the clamoring to get somewhere and I’m back to having fun doing all the things I love to do. Not to say I don’t have ambitious goals, but I’m learning to fit them into the context of my current life instead of trying to turn everything on it’s head all at once. So life fills rich, and I know I’m still building up to something. And that is my Monday morning pre-coffee ramble. 🙂

    Oh, and the garden greenhouses are up!
    http://cultivatejlcm.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/make-your-own-garden-greenhouse/

    Next week:
    – Yoga [3X]
    – Run [3x]
    – Blog posts [3X]
    – Sew shirt for daughter’s birthday
    – Make mini lavender pillows for birthday

    March 26, 2012
  3. It’s hard to go back to “normal” weather after last week’s balmy goodness, but not much to be done about that. Continuing on in the spirit of spring, am doing a cleanse this week. Onward, ho.

    Last week’s creative/well-being intentions:
    * Morning centering practice [daily]
    * Finish preparations for Wednesday’s Writers’ Workshop [yes]
    * Complete installment of nonfiction project for “5PM Friday” accountability group [no]
    * Project Life update [lowest priority this week/NO]
    * One blog post [edit only]
    * Journaling [yes but not daily]
    * Yoga/run x4 [x3]

    This week’s creative/well-being intentions are another repeat:
    * Morning centering practice [daily]
    * Finish preparations for Wednesday’s Writers’ Workshop [T/W]
    * Complete installment of nonfiction project for “5PM Friday” accountability group AND nonfiction writers’ group [T/W/Th/F]
    * One blog post [Tues, Wed]
    * Journaling [daily]
    * Yoga/run x3 [T, W, Fri]

    March 26, 2012
  4. i think i mentioned last week that i finished draft three of my manuscript! this week is all birthday prep and project – toots’s big girl bed, so far have stripped, sanded, milk-painted. need to clearcoat, and assemble bed, 4 yo old’s big girl room is coming together this week! she’ll be 4 on sunday, april fool’s day!

    March 26, 2012

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