One thing I noticed as I organized and made piles to give away was how many books seemed to focus on the challenges of choosing a creative life. I gave away most of these. A couple titles I recall were "Art and Fear" and "On Not Being Able to Paint." I flipped through and realized I may have read parts of these and I'm sure they came well recommended at some point in my life but today I wanted to make space. One that I kept was Twyla Tharp's "The Creative Habit." It seemed like one I might get back to for encouragement. I like the idea of habit and it seems to tie in well with my work toward a regular practice.
Mostly, the act of giving away these books opened space for more making and served as a good reminder I want to put my time toward my practice.
This evening I completed a collage..