|Art Journal page, May 2014|
I finished Elizabeth Gilbert's The Signature of All Things on Saturday, and am now nearing the home stretch on Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery. Next up, a reread of Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard. This will have to last me until my next order of books arrives from the library, later this week.
Another book on creativity that I'm reading now is Julia Cameron's The Sound of Paper. I've had this in my collection for eons...the only reason it didn't get sold, as nearly all the rest of my once-large personal library did, is that I couldn't get a decent price for it at Amazon. And yet I never felt good about donating it to the library. So now I'm reading it, and once I get past page 60 it'll be for the first time. It works for me now in its inward-focused, Zen-like approach to creativity.
I've also been reading Oxford American and The Sun, which I retrieve from the library's free bin. Both excellent magazines with wonderful writing. Oxford American is all writing from the southern United States, and I have to say I have a new appreciation for culture and life in general in that part of the country. And Tricycle, which I've been subscribing to for years.
The rest of my series of ten 5 x 5" paintings is in process. I'm thinking about the next small series, probably abstract landscapes. Mail art continues, at a much more manageable pace than previously. And other creative endeavors are happening in their own way and pace.
Have a great day. xo