Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Artist's Way . . .

I have started The Artist's Way at least twice before now, and every time I got to the week of "reading deprivation," I quit. Not this time.

I started this course again with a small group of my Iona Sisters a few weeks ago. We conference call once a week for our "meeting," and it has been interesting to me to see where I am now as compared to where I was the last time I attempted it (many years ago). Both times before, when this week came up, I ran for the hills - it just wasn't something I even wanted to consider, but this time, I'm up for it.

No email, no blogs, no books, no newspapers, no magazines, no Ravelry, no knitting patterns (!)

Work is going to be challenging - part of my job is to be on the Web every day (yes, really - I have a great job :-) ), and most of what I do involves constant reading and writing. And I do have to earn a living, but I'm going to do as little reading as possible - it will be made a bit easier by a giant work event next weekend - I won't have quite so much work reading this week. Steering clear of personal web surfing will be challenging in the extreme :-D and during this week, personal emails at work will be ignored . . . sorry.

I'm starting a pair of "plain old socks" with some Opal self-striping yarn today. I love that stuff! :-D and I won't have to read to make plain socks. Everything else goes on hold for a week.
This should be interesting, don't you think?

In the meantime, I got the directions for the rectangular continuous strand loom that I picked up at the Missouri Fiber Retreat. Yay! I had been experimenting with it on my own, and I got the basic structure, but I made some mistakes, so I'm happy to have the actual instructions. Of course, I'll be waiting a week :-D

OK - time to head out to greet the day - the reading ban is upon me - starting tomorrow - so if you need to talk to me, you're going to have to ring me. :-)

I'll be back in a week!


The Knitted Squirrel said...

Good Luck on your journey! I know you will find what you are looking for in life. I will be thinking of you and wondering how you are making out this coming week. I look forward to reading about it next week. Until then....Good Luck!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

When you are "back" (unless you check email tonight), you'll have to tell me more about this. I clicked on the link to the book, but it didn't tell me much. I'm just curious; no way would I be interested right now when I have a precious boy who needs being read to! :-)

Knitterary said...

I've done TAW. The no-reading week is the hardest part, and for me, an editor and writer by trade, it made the least sense. But others I know found it illuminating. Good luck!

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