Monday, October 31, 2005

Resistance is Futile....

I did my first Artist's Date today...went to the Dollar Store and had a blast..Amoungst other things, I got a gourd, some fall leaves, some wooden beads and a small vine wreath to make a "turkey" with...He's actually pretty cute - a bit bizzare, but cute..(I would post a picture, but the camera is not here right now)...He needs a hat, so I have to hunt up something for a hat...I know I have some small straw hats somewhere in my project boxes!

I also got a spiral notebook for my 'morning pages' , some shelf paper with cheerful sunflowers and little bees on it to decorate the cover with, and new pencils...I love having new pencils...reminds me of the first day of school...So, I covered the notebook, covered a can for a pencil holder, put the pencils in the can, sat down and actually did my 'morning' pages! OWWIE!!! I have not done much longhand for years and I have a bum thumb joint on my right hand...Mr Arthur and Mr Itis come to visit it way too does not bother me when I am drawing - I hold the pencil differently...but writing...golly gosh - thats a different story!

I guess I have resigned myself to actually trying to do the morning pages during the 12 least my notebook is cute!


Pat/SWquilter said...

Good for you - sounds like you're off to a good start. I only started my morning pages this weekend -- and I guess my artist's date this week was my quilting weekend up north. Tomorrow I'm going to start some of the exercises in chapter 1 after my morning pages, I was really interested in some of them.

Pat H.

sophie said...

I think you found a great way to claim those morning pages and make them yours. Brava! Your turkey sounds pretty cool, too.

cathy said...

Love your Artist Date!

Debra Spincic said...

I knew exactly where you were going with your title---Resistance is Futile! It says it all, doesn't it?

At the Houston show, I saw a bumper sticker that said, "You Sew, Girl!" I had to snicker on that one!

But for you, today------

You Sew, Girl!!

Gemia said...

Every morning is awfully hard, isn't it? My daughters do not always cooperate, pesky things want breakfast, of all things!! And a lunch made too!!

Mine are often more like late morning/brunch pages. But they are still getting done.

Sounds like you had a fun artist date.

Jules said...

My hand was sore after the first couple of days of the morning pages. But it is getting better.