Friday, January 18, 2008

friday fancy

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. --Duke Ellington

This week's creative highlights ☺...

• Explored my new visual journaling book (Visual Chronicles) and had a wonderful trip to the art supply store (a very dangerous place indeed, but oh so fun!!!)
• Did more soul collaging. This week exploring a bit more ‘shadow’ work.
• Sunday, I got creative in the kitchen and made a spaghetti sauce reminiscent of my mother’s from childhood.
• Took pictures around the neighborhood on a glorious clear day.
• Tried out the Enchilada Casserole from The Crockpot Lady. (The family like it and following her tips is a great way to gain more time for other creative projects!)
• Used my professional training a bit and prepared a talk on depression for a group of young mothers.
• Combined soul collage work with visual journaling. Very fun (& therapeutic!)
• Self-care day: trip to chiropractor, led small group, went to a movie by myself (very indulgent) and shopping with my daughter (helping create her ensemble for “Winter Ball”, her first high school dance ☺)
“Day of the Stars”
• Brunch with my fabulously creative friend, Christine.
• New musical choices: “Say” by John Mayer; “We are all made of stars” by Moby; “Extraordinary” by Liz Phair
• 30 morning pages. (These have kept me rocking for nearly 4 years!!!)
• Lots of time cleaning and creating new spaces in the house while my internet was down ☺.

And last, but certainly not least, sharing lots of wonderful conversations with other bloggers and seeing the amazingly creative things you have to say and do!!!

7 comments:

Sue said...

Dontcha just love that Duke Ellington quote :) I read it in my Artist's Way book the other day.

Good week. What is it about casserole cooking that is so soul nourishing? It's the one thing about winter I like :) Must get myself a crockpot - then youre able to smell the food all the live long day.

Going to the movies by yourself is one of life's ultimate indulgences :)

Bonnie / Graybonnie said...

Very cool blue on blue photo

lucy said...

sue--how wild...it was in my AW book, too :-)
i started going to the movies by myself when my son was an infant, because i didn't know anyone in town, we had no babysitter and 24x7 was just a little too much motherhood for me :-) i found that i really loved it and have continued the tradition for almost 19 years now. some of my friends think i'm loopy because of that...oh wait...maybe it's not just that. hmmmm... anyway, i saw "the bucket list". i laughed and cried and had a really great time.

bonnie--thanks for stopping by!

Abbey of the Arts said...

GREAT photo lucy. And I love that I made your list. :-)

H.M. said...

Love the Duke Ellington quotation. Create on, Lucy!

Tess said...

What a beautifully creative week you had Lucy! And I know it's been said but I, too, love the Duke Ellington quote. The guy is seriously cool.

lucy said...

i love this...three of my "faves" all in a row...a space apart :-)