I think most of ya'll know that I have been doing the whole 'Artist's Way' thing for I guess two years now- since 2021 when we were living in Wilmington, NC. The district offered professional development credit for a course based on reading the book, doing the morning pages, the artist date and a series of 'Weekly Check-Ins'...I started it, got the credit and just kept on going.
I still get up extra early every day to write my three pages, I can't remember how many journals I have finished, it's over 10 (too lazy to to get up and go count)...I 'check in' with myself at the end of each week to see my progress on different goals, etc. And I try to make time for an 'Artist Date' each week. Some weeks I do a better job than others. This week- I really had a full dedicated day because I tagged along with my husband to his conference and had the whole day to myself at the hotel.
Dinner date with John the night before, then while he was at his conference the day was all mine! Morning pages, reading by the pool, a lil' field trip to the mall. I got a chance to check out the Young at Art space, and see the Broward Art Educator's Association show, and finally, get coffee and sketch in my journal at Barnes and Noble. It was a good day.
Like we are gonna be in Orlando and NOT go to a park? No way! Also, we randomly managed to be in the line when the wheelchair accessible boat came through my FAVORITE ride in the whole park, Three Caballero. They asked if John and I would be okay riding on that one alone since we were the only ones not with small kids (yup, Disney adults!) and of course we said YES. Best. EVER.
This was out first (and probably LAST) time hosting a family holiday. Not for us, if we do this again we will just be getting takeout, kudos to all of you that do this like it ain't no thang. BUT, it was great to have my sister and her family visit on their way to a cruise! And of course I enjoyed having the extra day off work to make art!
Artist and Art Teacher