The Artist’s Way: Week 1

The Artist’s Way: Week 1

 

Now that I have decided to do the Artist’s Way, I actually have to start! So no time like the present as they say and my week starts on a Friday. The first thing I have to do is read the chapter.
Chapter 1 is called ‘Recovering sense of Safety’. This chapter describes how aspiring artists are pushed into traditional, more stable roles or careers. It also describes the inner artist as a child needing to be nurtured and drawn out. It explains that the excuses we use to deny ourselves something we want are called core negative beliefs. The solution to these are positives affirmations. The trick is to turn a negative thought into a positive one. For example one of my core negative beliefs would be that I’ll never make it as a writer and my positive affirmation is that I am a brilliant and prolific writer. Positive affirmations are statements used to correct core negative beliefs.

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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

This film has bothered me something fierce since I first heard about it after the disastrous Batman v Superman. Was it going to be as bad? Would I regret going to see it? Would they make a complete and utter balls of it? The answer? Well this is where me and half the entire world population disagree.

I loved every minute of it! This was the perfect film for me. I always end up feeling really sorry for the villain after a good movie. And for quite some time now I’ve been dying to see a film where the bad guys win. Even just once. Well somebody was obviously listening to me!! In Suicide Squad the villains are the heroes! Awesome!! Read more

My Victory Dance

My Victory Dance

 

At approximately 5.30pm, Thursday 18th of August 2016 a great thing happened. It has shocked me completely and given me a massive lift. I am on such a personal high that I passed Cloud Nine miles back. But to understand this a bit better, here is a little background.

When I was 18. I was a size 8 and every time I looked in the mirror I saw a hideous fat monster looking back. This had been going on for years. My tummy was never toned and flat like most girls, so as far as I was concerned I was huge! I wore baggy clothes to hide my figure and never believed any compliment I was given. Compliments were just people being polite. Read more

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

 

I expected great things from this film and that made me nervous. I loved the original three and it has been a long nine years since the last one. I was not disappointed. By the way I am referring to ‘Ultimatum’ here not ‘Legacy’.

Ok ok I was a little when one character was killed off early on. I knew it was coming but was so hoping I was wrong. I wasn’t(insert sad face here). Raging! I always get attached to the characters that are killed off early!!

On the plus side, it was Matt Damon, it was fight scenes, guns, car chases, an inside conspiracy, dodgy agents and dodgier bosses. I was in heaven!! Read more

The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way

I heard a lot about this Artist’s Way business but never really paid it much attention. A few people in my writing group have done it and wax lyrical about it. And after many, many months I decided I would look into it. I searched and searched and couldn’t find the book anywhere. Then one day, the manager of a local charity shop told me they had opened a new bookshop. ‘Come and see’ she said. Books, my one weakness, I went. As I was browsing, the cover of a book on yonder shelf caught my eye.

There it was, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Even though I was the only one there, I dove across the room, fearful it would be magically snatched away and I clutched it to my chest! I took myself off to the till with fierce excitement and explained that I had been looking for this for months! ‘Oh it’s brilliant,’ the manager says, ‘Tell you what, there’s a present for you now.’ I know some of you will criticise me for taking something like that from a charity shop and that’s fine but I will tell you that I donate regularly to the shop.

I literally danced out of the shop! Approximately a month later, chapter three would tell me that this was synchronicity. I devoured the book and decided to try do the full 12 weeks. So now I’m going to tell you little about the book, some of the tools it uses and exactly what I’m in for.. Read more

It’s All About Me!

It’s All About Me!

 

Hello World!!!

 

This is the part I hate the most so bear with me.

 

My name is Susan and I’m starting a blog. I’m not really sure how that happened. I asked a friend for Twitter advice and now I have a blog. I know you’re reading this so thanks Friend! I think!

I’m not really sure what to tell you. I am a mother to a baby, a dog, a cat and a husband. You may read about these quite often. In the interest of simplicity, people I talk about will be called by their titles. For example I will call my baby, BB and my husband, Husband. Plain and simple.

I am a writer and my goal is to get my writing out there. So here it is! I am going to write about lots of different things. I am going to share some life experiences, some baby adventures and a little thing I have discovered called the Artist’s Way. When I’m not writing, I like going to the cinema and crocheting. So I will be inflicting my thoughts on films on you and I might throw in some crochet patterns. I might also post original fiction pieces I’m working on but that’s only if I’m feeling super brave or particularly stupid! That does happen, for a brunette I do have some epic blonde moments. I once spent half an hour looking for a bracelet that I already had on my arm, in front of my entire family. Mortifying! Read more