Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Artist Dates

Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, encourages authors and other creative types to take themselves on an artist date every week (see video above). I love this idea. I've found some serendipitous ways to take myself on an artist's date, such as when I walked my youngest through a Virginia forest in spring a few years ago. 

Simply being more mindful of my surroundings has helped rejuvenate my creative soul. The "stop and smell the roses" line is worth heeding. 

So here's a stop and watch the sidewalk moment for any of you who may need a quick creative boost:

Have a great week.


  1. You know, I've never done a formal artist date, but like you, the walks in the woods with my kids or by the river, or a moonlit walk with my husband *is* an artist date too.

    1. For sure. A moonlit walk sounds lovely this time of year actually.