Sunday, 28 June 2009

Week 1 ~ Here's the plan...

I am so excited to be working on a new book!
Oriah is one of my favourite writers,
and I hope you will find her words as lyrical and moving as I do.

This book however is new to me,
so I look forward to exploring it with you.
As it is divided into 12 chapters,
I was planning to work with a chapter each week ~
Sunday, to Sunday,
beginning today.

My hope is to then post my reflections of the previous chapter each Saturday,
and that you might wish to share the same,
in the comments here,
or by a link to your blog.

Although the book,
and it's associated exercises,
are guided for writers predominantly,
I plan to use them as prompts for my art journal ~
so I will not be strictly focussed on the written word.
I know there are those of you hoping to share this journey who are photographers, jewellery makers, as well as writers;
and I hope you will find the chapters help you go deeper within the work of your chosen genre.

As Oriah wrote here:
"This book is about learning to focus your intent and engage your will in order to create while simultaneously learning to let go,
to surrender the process to something larger so that it can carry you deeper into yourself,
your creative work,
and the world."
This is my hope for me.
And this is my hope for you.

So this is the plan.
What do you think?


  1. Sounds like a good plan to me, Pen! I have been looking forward to starting this journey with all of you. I have been out of the blogging world for a bit and have missed the camaraderie that came out of doing TAW with so many wonderful, talented women. I can't wait to get started =)

  2. I think it sounds like a great plan. I'm really excited to work with everyone again.

  3. I'm looking forward to it also! Very happy to be doing this again, I also missed the group of TAW. And it sounds like a perfect plan. Week one begins.... Yay!

  4. I am new to the group, everyone. I'm Carol, a working mosaic artist in Atlanta. I've searched a while before finding a blog group to journey through this book, which is also new to me. I will enjoy getting to know everyone and their art. I am in the process of changing my website,but it is still up, just not current. Feel free to visit though.

  5. so excited to see some familiar old names.. and, welcome Carol!
    so looking forward to having you join us! :)

  6. Sounds great! I'm ready to start! Oh started already!:)