Artists Dates

I’ve been a fan of Julia Cameron’s work for a long time.  She wrote the seminal book on creativity in the 90’s, The Artist’s Way followed by The Vein of Gold.  In both she advocated the importance of “morning pages” and taking “artist’s dates” with oneself.  So though I no longer do “morning pages”, which basically consists of writing 3 pages longhand each morning to allow you to get everything onto the page (and out of your head) on a very regular basis, I still journal.  Though erratically.  Her other prescription for unlocking creativity was “artists dates”, which entailed a weekly date with yourself for doing something, anything, to encourage creativity.  It could be visiting museums to watching the sunset to opening up a big box of crayons and playing with them to going to a play.

So in the spirit of Artist Dates, I went to the de Young Museum for their annual Bouquets to Art show.  Talk about creativity!  Floral designers interpret Museum works of art into floral arrangements.  The florals are simply stunning.  I was enchanted with how the art of floral design played with the fine art of painting and sculpture.  I captured many of the lovely pieces with my “good” camera (as opposed to iPhone).  Wanting to record the stellar pieces of art, both floral and otherwise.  I walked away happily enthralled and feeling very inspired.

Best yet was seeing the long line of my product in the Museum store dwindled down to two smaller displays.

Take a look here and some of my favorites pieces of art (both floral and museum piece!).

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