Today I went on a date! Woohoo! …and guess with who? …with myself, with “me”,
with the artist Lisa Rivas.
It’s called taking your artist out on a date.
An “ARTIST DATE”, is one of the two basic tools used in the book
The Artist Way by Julia Cameron.
So I packed some pencils and pens and a sketch book, and then headed over to
Shelby Bottoms Park in Nashville, TN.
First I made a stop and to pickup some Chocolates (the ones with wrappers that have quotes in them) and some Ginger Cookies!
Upon arriving I strolled around, and then eventually took a seat at a park bench right in front of the pond where there was all sorts of waterfowl. I opened the sketch book and then just let my hand float over the page and to have it respond to what ever it wanted to draw. I wasn’t allowing (from my ego) too much input.
I felt deeply relaxed and happy.
If had been a long time since I have done anything like this. Eventually shapes started to emerge and speak to each other. Well, that is what I imagined they were doing, since they were all on the same page!
I concluded they were talking about the return of the birds from further down south, a sure sign of Spring.
The weather was perfect, not too cold nor windy and the sun was shining, they should be heading back.
It felt good to be outside.
I also looked at the birds and their feathers scattered about… There was one particular goose or gander that was very flirty with me. He actually did a little dance for me, pirouetting on one foot! Very charming :heart:
So maybe after all I was really having a date with Mr. Silly Gander!
Live well, laugh often, and love much. ~a quote on a Chocolate Dove wrapper