So Busy...and the Art of Non-Conformity

>> Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I haven't touched my art journal since last post...just so busy trying to finish some work before we head off to the beach for a family vacation this Thursday.  And I probably won't be able to do anything until next week.  Aww! But I'm so excited about the trip because it will be my sons first time to see Boracay which is just such a beautiful beach with fine powder white sand.  This is such a treat for us and I have my dearest brother to thank for treating my family to this vacation.  I shall post pics when we get back ;)

Before I go, I'd like to share a link to this site that I stumbled upon, its called "The Art of Non-Conformity" by Chris Guillebeau.  He talks about unconventional ideas, travel, art, life, work, personal development.  Very interesting.  I found a recent article of his, An Interview With Yourself to be a very good prompt for art journalers - he asks you to ask yourself questions like:

Dear self, you are x years old. What do you have to show for it? Are you living the dream?

As you look back on your life, what are you most proud of, what do you regret, and how do you feel about each of those things? Here are a few follow-ups:
  • What’s next, self?
  • Why do you do the things you do every day?
  • What do you really believe in? (What do you know to be true?)
  • Where do you find your security?
  • What bothers you, and what are you doing about it?
  • What worries you?
  • If you had one year left to live, how would you spend it?   
It's a great exercise,  I'm a little scared to answer it, LOL! Might find out I'm not living the life I want to live, whoa!  But I do know these questions would be great prompts for our journals - surely I will find some time next week to sit with my art and an interview with myself. 

Great big hugs everyone!


Chris Guillebeau March 10, 2010 at 2:54 AM  

Hey, thanks so much for passing this along!

gayle March 18, 2010 at 5:09 AM  

So funny, I was thinking when I read the questions that i wasn't sure I would like the answers! Best of luck to you :) xxx

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