|Into the Night|
encaustic on birch 10x22
So I wanted to share some things today that I have recently found that allow my brain to quiet down and take a break from the whirl of stuff that flies about all day.
I have found two radio "stations" on Pandora that offer really great studio/art music. I tried to listen while driving and it really didn't do anything for me. I tend to like modern music that I can sing along to when driving. But, for studio time, this kind of electronica music seems to help me find that art zone. One is Plej and the other is Zero 7. Similar kinds of music, but something about the beat that works for me. You can search on Pandora in the new station option and find them there. For more studio music, I've discovered Kyrstyn Pixton - I stream off her website. I also love Mumford & Sons. Their new album Babel is on my wish list. What do you listen to during your creative time?
Also, Deepak Chopra is offering another free 21 Day Meditation challenge, starting Nov 5. I did this a few months ago and really loved it. Just 15 minutes in duration and it comes in your email each day. This is a new theme from the one I did before, so I am looking forward to it.
Also, for you budding writers out there.. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts on Nov. 1. Its a challenge to write a book/novel of 50,000 words in the month of November. There are 1000's of participants nation/world wide. I'm actually going to take a run at it. You can follow my word count on the right bar of my blog. I am MarjiT, so if you sign up - be sure to send me a NaNo mail so we can urge each other on. 50K words is a lot, not sure I'll be a winner - but I'll try. I figure its my chance to get writing an e-course or maybe that storyline that has been circling my brain for a while. This seems a little anti-brain quieting - but I see it as a opportunity to brain dump all those thoughts and words that need to get out. I'm going to have to find a way to balance it with painting time - but the two seem to compliment each other for me.
Thanks to all that visit here and those that leave comments. The inspiration that you provide to me is beyond words. It's Friday and you know what that means.... it's Party Time.