Milliande Artist Date November 2008

Milliande Artist Date
November 2008

Take Your SELF " Out to Art"

What is an Artist Date ?

~ I have been hearing a lot about people chasing their muse, feeling in a creative block , uneasy to start projects that seem out of reach and generally just looking for inspiration

~ I first noticed "Artist Dates" mentioned in Julia Camerons Book of the same name ... but a lot of people find it hard to motivate themselves to actually "DO IT " rather than just read about it, think it great and then let it wash down the stream of thoughts that enter the mind and exit just as fast

~ Taking time out for Art is often seen as a secondary priority and often ends up even further down the list of "Have to's

~ Another time there is soo much inspiration, so many possible arty avenues , so many started and never finished projects that it seems like navigating this maze turns into a struggle rather than fun

~ Making a commitment to nurture yourself can be a very liberating starting point on your personal journey to honor your creative self

~ Now Letha and I have been talking - and she mentioned that sometimes it takes a little push for people to get creative, an incentive , a challenge that helps break out of the daily rhythm of "Have to's" and embrace "ME TIME "
~ Taking the "Artist Date" idea a little further,
I would like to offer "Milliande Artist Dates " for Milliande Creativity Club Members

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Milliande Artist Dates
Milliande Artist Date November 2008

November 2008

November 2008 "Week One " Milliande Artist Date "

• Paint a Purple Tree

~ take a peek out of the window or set foot outside of your door and take note of the first tree that enters your sight
~ take a photo of it or make sketch - or remember its shape - then return indoors and create a "Purple Tree" picture
~ ( it does not matter waht medium you choose to express yourself in ... just create any which way you are inspired too ... just DO CREATE !!!

~ 13 min Date :
ideas --inspiration

~ take a purple pen or crayon and do a quick sketch of the tree
~ or go to the restroom with a bunch of magazines, hang up your "Out to Art" Doorhanger and search for a picture of a tree ... take a purple crayon or paint or pen and scribble all over it ..

~ 1 hour date :
ideas --inspiration

~ take a photo , then upload onto your computer ..print out a copy then make a mixed media collage into your art journal ... decorate the tree purple

~ take a walk until you find a suitable tree , take some purple paper and make a bark rubbing

~ Several Hours Artist Date:

ideas --inspiration

~ go to the local library or search the internet to find your birth tree for the month you are born in
~ create a journal page or a mixed media painting or some fibre art or any medium of your choice about your birthtree and its meanings to you and the month you are born under

~ feature a purple tree image in your artwork

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Artist Dates and Artist Inspiration

Milliande Artist Date November 2008

The Act of Creating
Acting on the Inspiration to Create
Artist Dates

Making Love with Your Muse

The Act of Honoring your SELF
"Out to Art"


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"Milliande Artist Dates"
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a Poem
by Robert Frost

Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me.
Vague dream-head lifted out of the ground,
And thing next most diffuse to cloud,
Not all your light tongues talking aloud
Could be profound.
But tree, I have seen you taken and tossed,
And if you have seen me when I slept,
You have seen me when I was taken and swept
And all but lost.
That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather.
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