Monday, 25 January 2010

Blocked!

Omigosh! I've been totally blocked this past week or so and have had so very little to say. That in itself has been a shock! A few weeks ago I read a post on Gemma's blog about a book called The Artist's Way. Being an impulsive book adict, I bought it (damn you one click!) and it arrived a few days ago. Well, it's interesting and although I have a few issues with it's statement that art comes from God or the Divine, it's does have some very good points. The Morning Pages are 3 pages that you need to write in first thing every morning. Easy and unnecessary were my first thoughts, but set about them anyway. Well, I wasn't prepared for the surge of anger that washed over me when my alarm went off early so that I could do the pages before my normal routine. I finally gave in and started to write, my only concession being that I MUST have my cup of tea at the same time, rather than doing the pages before anything else.

The result was interesting. The writing is not meant to be technically correct, pleasing or clever in any way. It's a form of active meditation and afterwards, I felt strangely empty and cleansed. I still feel blocked to a large extent but am keen to get my mental and physical house in order. It's true that being back at work makes my normal routine difficult as I still have the same amount of work but condensed into a shorter timespan, but slowly I'll get there!

Now, it's time to tackle the bedroom and create a calm space. Soon I want to redecorate and fancy something lush and gothic!


On another note, I've been getting soooo much spam and rubbish in my comments. I don't know why this has suddenly become a problem as I never had an issue before!

5 comments:

Elizabeth M Rimmer said...

Good luck with The Artists Way - it did wonders for me when I was getting back to work!

Bovey Belle said...

Paint it purple - your bedroom that is - with heavy creamy lacy curtains. I love purple and was most upset when K told me that the downstairs loo was too dark when I painted it deep violet. I thought it looked GORGEOUS . . .

Yarrow said...

Actually, BB, I have a hankering for a Gryffindor room. All reds and golds and tapestries, especially as we are up in the roof!

Thanks for the encouragement, Elizabeth. :)

Bovey Belle said...

Ah, a bit like our bedroom then, as we have some ex-display Medieval style curtains in deep burgundy and gold and I have to get back to doing the raspberry colour on the walls. Effect just let down by the awful pale pink carpet we bought dirt-cheap when we first arrived and can't wait to leave behind when we move!

Yarrow said...

Yes, just like yours :) I hope you can move this year, so long as you move a little nearer to us :)