Monday, 3 October 2016

A brief renaissance

Daily Draw: The Book of Thoth Etteilla Tarot, Ace of Wands

The word naissance (birth) on this card got me thinking of the renaissance and from there to my own current levels of artistic rebirthlyness. I'm planning to use Julia Cameron's work in my teaching on overcoming writers block and releasing creativity. Which made me think how long it is since I've done morning pages. 

Then I thought actually I AM doing them in this blog more regularly than ever before (even if sometimes they are more like evening pages). And I tidied my sock drawer yesterday (one of Cameron's recommendations) and had the most relaxing evening I have had in a long while. 

As I am teaching creativity I have the right to an 'artist's date' (I should walk the talk right?) and work-life harmonisation is the new buzz word. So actually it will be efficient to visit the city art gallery this week. I might not mention this to my rationalist manager tomorrow. I'm still anticipating his reaction to my exam stress mindfulness classes...

Writing is like breathing, it's possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what

Julia Cameron, 1948


  1. My husband read Cameron's book and did the morning pages for years; I'm sure they helped keep him sane during a very stressful time in his life.
    I don't think I ever knew "naissance" was a word which meant "birth" - thank you for that tidbit. :)

  2. Morning pages... love them, hate them. I wrote them for a long time on 750 because I cannot wrote that much by hand.
    It s hard when your manager communicates on a whole different frequency to get your message across:)