Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Morning Pages

The other day I wrote that an artist's journal should be for everything, including a 'morning pages'-style brain dump.

Well, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. And now I have. That was quick, eh?

Upon reflection, I've decided that brain-drain stuff should go in the cheapest, most disposable notebook available, and those precious watercolour pages should be reserved for actually drawing - and writing relevant to the work.

I haven't done regular morning pages for years (Julia Cameron's recommended method to clear the mind for the day). But when I do write them, I always feel better afterwards. So I've decided to do them more often.

But because these pages function as a form of thinking, can often be negative in tone or content (the purpose is to 'dump' the stuff that is going to interfere with your creative endeavors) and are not necessary to keep for future reference or posterity (in fact, better they're not!) then I don't think my artist's journal is the place for them.

But it is for everything else!

Okay, good, got that off my chest.