The Artist's Date is a scheduled block of time set aside to nurture
side. It is a date
with your inner artist
(so that means just yourself
... if someone
tags along, it's not an artist's date).
The date involves an activity done for the benefit of your inner artist,
so while dinner and a movie
might be your thing, the date could be a solitary walk,
a trip to a junkyard
, a museum
visit, a walk through a new neighborhood. The excursion
does not have
to be culturally edifying, as long as it is based on
"an active pursuit of images to refresh our artistic reservoirs."
The date is one of two basic tools for connecting with your creativity, according to Julia Cameron, in her book, The Artist's Way.
Cameron acknowledges and expects that there will be tremendous inner resistance to
keeping these dates. She suggests signing a contract with yourself to commit to these dates once weekly for a minimum of