Back to my spooky writing habit. Writing by candle light early in the morning. Actually, I’ve been back at this fairly steadily for a few months, but thanks to a lot of converging circumstances, I feel I’ve recovered my writing mojo. It’s that feeling of lift-off when writing that I hadn’t felt in a long time.
Hydra gave me the brass Ganesh statuette that glows in the lower right corner of this shot for Christmas. Ganesh is a hindu diety who is said to oversee wisdom and learning. He is known as the remover (and sometimes placer!) of obstacles. I have been interested in Ganesh for a while, and this sleek modern version is just wonderful to hold in my hands while I think about perceived obstacles to my forward motion.
I have a lot of taper candles from Trader Joe’s waiting in the pantry. My sister, Pegerty, sent me some lovely tinted tapers for my birthday and I decided to use one at a time to remind me that she’s always supportive of my creative life.
I worked through The Artist’s Way with my friend JayP at the close of 2015 and we’re continuing with Finding Water this year. The Artist’s Way launched me on a positive creative journey a long time ago, and it’s working again. It’s a very different, and rewarding experience to do it with a friend, and especially interesting to do it with a person who is primarily an artist rather than a writer.
Have to count myself incredibly lucky to have such talented writers, artists and musicians in my life. My writing group, The Harmonistas, Songmakers, etc. keep me going. I guess I believe in community!
I hope your creative lives are rich! If you’re feeling a lack, reach out to someone who’s doing what you want to do. People are amazingly helpful when they have a chance.