June 2021: Artist Dates
“The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, it is good to ask yourself, “what sounds fun?” — and then allow yourself to try it.”
- Julia Cameron
Go out and do something.
*I know my phone is in my hand in that picture, but leave your phone at home.*
Take yourself on a date once a week,
for the rest of your life.
This may sound overwhelming, but really what we're saying is not all that revolutionary.
Spend some time exploring on your own.
(If you participate in the monthly challenges, tell us who or what you pick and share your revelations on our Letter to Editor Page or on social media.)