|Hennig's Girl Reading|
I also find the Artist Date increasingly hard to keep to. For last week, I chose to decorate my workspace (the kitchen table). I cleared off all the junk, including salt and pepper shakers, and placed a yellow rose floating in a blue china bowl in the center. I pinned up a picture of a girl reading (the image seen here) to provide inspiration for my dissertation as well as something to look at when I'm sitting despairingly searching for the next sentence!
I also had the pleasure to read this excellent post by Maria Popova on Tchaikovsky (about whom I have written before on this blog) and his work ethic. The quote from Tchaikovsky that really stuck with me was this: "We must be patient, and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination." Mastering disinclination is, I think, what it's all about. Some days I want to write. Some days I don't. But if I let my work go until I "feel like it," it never gets finished.
Stay tuned for more on my "creative recovery"!