Saturday, May 02, 2009

Wild Woman of Queens: Notes on Urban Creativity from across the East River.

Spring flowers by Sandra Lee Schubert

An Artist Date

I have been a spring maniac. The season has not made my mood better; but I have taken advantage of the photo opportunities. Every where I look there are flowers, trees and even people blooming. Finally we can shed our winter garments, come out of our caves and see what the world is offering up. What can I do?

I have been thinking about Julia Cameron's suggestion for artists dates. The idea is to take yourself out on adventure. You could visit a museum, see a play or meet a friend for a writing date. The dates should stimulate your creative juices. After such a date you can hit your project with renewed vigor.

Take at least an hour each week for your date. Try something you wouldn't normally do, as well as, the things you do enjoy. While the flowers are blooming; go see what you can discover.

Sandra's e-course leads people to be their creative best through telling their stories. She is a creative vagabond, a poet, writer who co-facilitates the Wild Angels Poets and Writers Group at the historic Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.Writing for Life: Creating a Story of Your Own. Visit her blog: Email her sandraleeschubert(at) or @writing4life via twitter.

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