Nothing like starting the new year by finishing up the last weekly collage of 2008. I had sketched it quite a few days ago but with all the activity never got around to working on it. I must confess I'm much more relaxed today so working on a "Joy" themed piece was almost fun. It's done and I am moving on.
Creative every day: 1 of 365 done!
For a year I typed "Living consciously..." and wondered what I would do come Jan. 1st. So here I am ill-prepared and wondering "Now what?" I had looked last week for some daily guide... a book to encourage me throughout the year like Hendrick's A Year of Living Consciously. I was tempted to get a book from this series The Intellectual Devotional but it just didn't feel right. This morning I found two other books - An Incomplete Education and The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge. Interesting, but... (I did just open up another window on the computer, checked my local library, and reserved both books - lovin' the internet!)
What I do know is that I'm learning how to behave when I don't have all the answers and everyday I intend to guide myself with passion and a quest for continuous learning. With that in mind, I have some strategies for what I want to accomplish in 2009, and improving my skills and my habits are integral parts of the process.
I ordered a copy of The Vigorous Mind after reading Jenclair's post and I'm working on my very own Renaissance curriculum for the first 100 days of 2009.
Thursday, January 01, 2009