Week two of The Artist’s Way: On my first artist’s date and paying attention

In working the Artist’s Way, I have written my morning pages each day. I continue to ponder the privilege of uninterrupted time, something foreign to me and (I imagine) moms everywhere. The sticky-stuff in this week’s reading was on attention. There were other themes that author Julia Cameron devoted more time to, but those didn’tContinue reading “Week two of The Artist’s Way: On my first artist’s date and paying attention”

Between values, gender and identity development in kids (my rad kid especially)

We are parked before going into the Food Lion, my quick-witted fantastical child and I. I am trying to navigate the territory of self with my youngest, to support their exploration. I am explaining spectrums. I hold up my two hands. “Say this one, the one on the left, is all the way feminine andContinue reading “Between values, gender and identity development in kids (my rad kid especially)”

On being a “shadow-artist,” a beginner’s review of The Artist’s Way

I was delighted recently with my friend Sri Kodakalla, making space in herself and in the world for herself as an artist. I met Sri for the first time two or three years ago in the basement of The Jefferson music hall, at Charlottesville’s Goth Night. Somehow, in our introductions, we talked about creating artContinue reading “On being a “shadow-artist,” a beginner’s review of The Artist’s Way”