Tantalizer 275: Premonitions - From New Scientist #826, 28th December 1972 [link] “Methinks I am a prophet new inspir’d”, says John of Gaunt in Act II of Shakespeare’s King Richard II. I...
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Week 9 - Compassion
Comet McNaught posted to Flickr by mattisj
Tonight we saw Comet McNaught but not such a brilliant view as this and no photo to show for it. Hence the borrowed goods...
Yesterday, as I sat writing little cover notes for each of the pieces I was sending off for my give away, the doorbell rang. It was relatively late in the day but there was the postman with an Amazon parcel for me. I wasn't expecting anything... who could if be from? It was even gift wrapped... it was a present from someone I'd met at the IMDb's Christmas party, the wife of Jim's boss...
There was a competition at the party which she had won easily and for which she got some Amazon vouchers. I'd come third (no prize) and someone else on our table had come second (no prize either) but the beneficent winner obviously felt we deserved prizes too! What a wonderful surprise!
She picked Celebrate Your Creative Self: More Than 25 Exercises to Unleash the Artist Within which was a wonderful gift to be getting just when I was, finally, sending out pieces of my art to others!
I sent out my art to the four takers - as no-one else had asked for the fifth piece even without the blight of having to offer 5 pieces on one's own blog I've sent the fifth to Tinker who has been so consistently encouraging to me - thank you Tinker!
Do let me know when you get them, please - I don't trust the post!
This week is Compassion and is the last week I'll be doing in this revisit of the Artist's Way. At the very beginning I'd renamed the last three weeks and now I know I've already covered the same ground. What I do plan to do is carry on giving each week a name and having it begin on Wednesday and reviewed on the Tuesday after. I'm continuing to either doodle or write every morning and most of all I'm carrying on making things.
For the moment my focus is still SoulCollage(R) but I know that other things will come along too. Something that has come as a surprise is how much I enjoy making these cards for others.
I know from last time that the main target for Compassion was oneself.
How could you treat yourself with more compassion?