Badges by Amy Tavern
With that done I started on my materials list for my Master Muse project and in between (I sometimes have a short attention span) I started looking through Amy Tavern's Flicker stream and was then moved to take a hop to her blog.
She wrote an interesting post about her morning ritual. It only takes an hour and starts her morning off perfectly. I'm just lousy at starting new habits. I've tried morning pages, walks, no news - just music... nothing sticks for very long. But I really like her 15 minute progressions and think I might just give it a go. For a while. : \ Here's a snippet to whet your imagination:
"Every morning I get up early and spend on hour doing a mix of reading, writing and thinking. I break up the hour into 4 sections of 15 minutes each. For the first 15 I read from various books on mindfulness; next I meditate, followed by some automatic writing about my work or studio practice and then I finish by reading a book about jewelry."
Sounds simple enough, good for my lack of sticktoitiveness and might help to congeal some thoughts that have been flitting around my creative cortex. I might extend the hour to include the time to walk to the local cafe for a cup of Chai Latte. So, a few minutes of reading from one of my many self help/spiritual books (Eat, Pray Love for instance); 10 minutes of meditation and 5 of writing; morning walk for the hot brewed yumminess and 15 minutes of self indulgent jewelry exploration. All of this after my daily feline love fest of course.
I have an entire bookcase filled with jewelry books. Many of which I looked through when I got them, but which I haven't cracked since. I think I'll start with the Penland book.