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The Daily Mews ūüźĺ

I created this in my art journal on Tuesday. ¬†Carla Sonheim gave us the assignment for her year-long online class to create a headline describing our day. ¬†I decided to write it from my cat’s perspective.

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I went online to fodey.com to create my fake newspaper article.  It was a lot of fun!  I typed it on the computer too because I thought it may be difficult to read in my post.

I think a fake newspaper article would make a fabulous one-of-a-kind greeting card for someone!

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

P.S.¬† Jack said to tell you, “I hope you¬†keep your paws dry¬†today!”

Sit, Walk, Write

Today,¬†I was¬†without electricity¬†for several hours so I didn’t have internet access.¬† I think sometimes this can be a good thing because it forces me to slow down and READ!¬† I’d like to read more but there always¬†seems so much I need to be DOING!

In Natalie Goldberg’s book, “The True Secret of Writing,” she talks about slowing down and “uprooting the urgency, the feeling that everything is an emergency.”¬† She suggests you sit still for five minutes a day and pay attention to your breath.¬† She also has you slowly walking by not going anywhere but focusing on placing one foot in front of the other and being present in the moment.

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I have always dreamed that “some day” I’d be a writer (and an artist).¬† I think this is¬†the reason¬†this book caught my attention.¬† I also like the¬†art and colors on the book¬†cover…

I do believe that blogging has helped me write more but I’d like to learn to create a daily writing practice much like creating art each day.¬† I’m hoping this book will give me the tools to make it happen.¬† I will let you know how it goes…

I created this doodle in my journal with a black pen and watercolor pencils on Sunday after I started reading the book:

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I think that silence or quieting my mind, can help me to truly listen.  To pay attention in art, writing and life.

What about you, what helps you to slow down and focus?

Happy Creating!¬† ūüôā