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Secondly, a life changing book, made of Awesome Cake, a Molly neologism. Summer Pierre, you officially rock my socks. (My #DRATW socks, even!)
I feel changes brewing in the cauldron of my psyche as related to Artist Doing. First, notice that I've decided to stop believe in Artist being. I shall henceforth believe in Doing Art. Little verb switch, huge mental jump. Jamie tells me I treat art as way too big. She is totally correct. I'm purposefully letting go of... well. More like forcefully vomiting... the baggage I made as a dysfunctional art student and Devoutly Wiccan Intense Chick.
I've pursued with vigor the silly freedom of doodles, pried apart my clenched teeth to giggle with a four year old over fingerpaints. I bought a piece of art from a dude who embraces the word Low Brow. Because tattoo-looking skulls make me absurdly happy.
I've realized that going back to school for post-grad stuff would indulge the most neurotic, pressured parts of me. I've decided to write a story. Fiction. It might suck. Whatever- I'm going to write it.
So the next Art Doing challenge is to stop compartmentalizing my life and to be a holistic Human Being Who Mothers a FaeryLike Daughter, Enjoys a Nesty Sweet Home, Works a Fun Day Job, and Lives a Habit of Creating Things.
I haven't even read the whole book yet, but I passionately recommend it. It is love.