What is an artist date you ask? It is one of the two non-negotiable parts of working through the book The Artist Way by Julia Cameron. This is a twelve week program that is designed to recover your creativity. I am working through the book with over 60 women across the globe online, and we are working through a chapter a month instead of a chapter a week. There are two ongoing activities throughout the book, the morning pages, and the artist date. It is:
- A commitment of time spent on yourself
- A date with your inner artist
This week I took me and my little inner artist to an art workshop on The Art of Zentangle. What is it? It is an easy to learn, meditative way to draw what appears to be intricate repetitve patterns called Tangles. Their tagline is “anything is possible, one stroke at a time.”
I find this very very meditative and deliberate. After the workshop I took myself to lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant and read the paper.
There was an article devoted to the new exhibit at the High Museum in Atlanta, Frida and Diego. This will definitely be an upcoming artist date for me! In fact, this is the ONLY American stop of this particular exhibit. I don’t think I have ever seen a painting by either of them in person!!!!
What would you do on an artist date?