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Right to Write by Julia Cameron - Week 4

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Right to Write - Week 4

This week's invitations and initiation tools incorporated walks and Artist's Dates which I have been doing over the course of 17 years I have been working on The Artist's Way. They are basic tools that I have already discovered that they are very beneficial and I am grateful to see them again. I enjoyed the sketching exercise very much. I am grateful to see that because I am a visual arts student as well as a writer and I was able to equate the sketching I have done for art classes at UW-Milwaukee also the same way that I grasp the sketching Julia Cameron describes in her writing process. It made me feel much more comfortable with seeing creating a rough draft as sketching. My favorite of this week's four initiation tools was the Loneliness exercise. I could totally envision a wiser and older self speaking to me with love an compassion in the letter to me. I was going through some doubts and having a hard time moving forward, but listening to the wisdom pouring them my fingers was the guidance that I desperately needed to hear. And even though I was writing I didn't feel like I was alone. And I know now I can write for guidance anytime I need to.

The Artist's Way Circle Meetup ventured into downtown Waukesha for a Check In and then Field Trip during the Waukesha Art Crawl. We spent time connecting over delicious food, desserts, and beverages. Then came Mr. Holly and his guitar and harmonica playing some bluesy songs for us. One member craved homemade chocolate so two members ventured for delectable sweetness. Later some of us went to Clinton St. Gallery where he has a new location and the gallery owner Ryan Peters gave me permission to take picture of his artwork because my previous photos have proven to drawn in business for him. He once awarded first place in his photography contest where I photographed an action photo of Ryan firing Raiku pottery.

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