What is it about August that makes
us procrastinate so? I've talked to many artists recently that are
in the same head space as I am, putting things off all over the place only
to feel like nothing is getting done and then sulking about it. Here's
my latest journal excerpt partly on this topic:
Journal Excerpts -Fast Acting
A new page in Bea's Diary (she's getting crafty)...
...a recent interview for The Possibilities Project
Working... on greeting cards, a couple of editorial pieces, harvesting tomatoes and zucchini.
Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac...what a great summer read, this book
makes you want to don a backpack and hike off into the great unknown with
intuition as your guide. (if only I was a bit less controlling...i'm
one of those who never gets a good sleep outside...how I envy Jack's ability
to sleep BETTER under the stars.)
"Satori in Paris" also by Kerouac, written much later in his life...he seems to have lost his childlike view of the world and is more clouded by drink. (not recommended)
"Hannah's Gift" by Maria Housden...a painful story about a woman dealing with the death of her 3 year old, very moving, helpful for people with grief issues...(kleenex necessary, it's a bawler.)
"The Diviners" by Margaret Lawrence...I was going to buy her biography but I read a quote from her that said, "When I die if people want to know about me I would rather that they read my work than my biography." So I moved to the fiction section. "The Stone Angel" is one of my favourite books of all time.
Grateful for... cool breezes and rain after a long heat spell and drought...Glenn Gould...new work...
I'm planning a trip to The
i love visual stories, check out The Ganzfeld
This is a great find, sketchbooks.
Researching... Margaret Killgallen... blue herons...meditation.
I wish for
you many awake moments, the kind where you feel the day smacks you into
the present moment.
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