Patti gave herself a gift to celebrate her new books and book tour - the fabulous boots you see above. Yup, I took a picture of Patti in her boots, simply because i wanted to create this "postcard" for myself as a reminder of the six commitments to creativity found in Patti's book, Creative Is A Verb.
The first order of business? To rearrange the rows of chairs into a more intimate setting. We pushed the table into the background and pulled our chairs up close. Patti wanted Thursday night to be a conversation, not a reading or a lecture!
We talked not only about the six commitments, but really mostly about those roadblocks we set up that keep us from being creative. One common one? Not doing anything until we have the "right materials." In her book, Patti challenges us with both short and long term ideas to try...with only a black pen, some index cards, and maybe a package of crayons, but just an 8 pack please.
Crayons too juvenile? No, as Patti explains, "Thee is magic in a pack of crayons!"
So, armed with an index card and a black Pitt pen, I produced a self-portrait in just a few minutes. Here it is...
And, check out that rock! Produced by the Queen of Arts herself, we each chose one without looking. Not sure where I need to jump quite yet, although I have some suspicions!