I've decided to take the Artist's Way Workshop with Odile Nicolette. While this is a huge time commitment, I went into this academic year with the intention of seeking balance. Thursday mornings are now dedicated to me pursuing my creative expression.
I did the Artist's Way book several years ago; well I should say I did most of it. I've taught a graduate course using The Artist's Way at Work. So I'm familiar with the themes. I feel this is a great time for me to work through the book again. I have several goals:
- Balance. A half-day workshop, plus morning pages, a weekly artist date, plus the exercises will keep me busy. But this busy is a balance to my school busy. It's all about me :-).
- I'm taking this workshop at the same time as I take my third class through towards a creativity coaching certificate. I'd like to see where this leads me ... I'm seeking my coaching voice.
- Being in community. I know my coaching work will be in community, with groups. So immersion in this group for 12 weeks, working through the creative process, will provide a "laboratory" of sorts ... I can be the participant/observer (my academic training is showing here.)
- Being in Odile's space always leaves me energized, motivated, and inspired. Her home studio is as warm and inviting as she. I always learn from her.