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The creativity exploration/rejuvenation continues. Blessed with the interwebs and a wealth of free online podcasts and explorations, I'm not lacking for inspiration.

I know. I know. I know.

It's the researcher in me again, the life long student, the explorer.

I also know that it's easy to get lost in the reading and never begin the doing.

I've read Liz Lamoreux's blog for quite a while now, and I've always wished to be on the west coast when one of her retreats comes along. Someday...

I love Liz's down to earth-ness. She's a mama and a self employed artist, a retreat leader, and a firm believer in telling it like it is.

And, she's beyond generous.

Several years ago, she wrote this book. If you click the link, she explains her thoughts behind it.

This week, a free online class began, based on the book. The prompts and tasks are doable and fun.

One task: Build a word bank, something to go to when you're stuck in your writing. Your word bank might take the form of a hand written list, torn out words from the dictionary, collaged words from magazines, words collected from poems. The choice is yours.

On Tuesday, I found myself sitting in the Hair Cuttery, getting the gray covered and highlights put in. It's a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng process, and I have trouble just sitting.

I had toted Liz's book along to reread Chapter 1, and I found myself using her book to do the word bank task and then writing what you see above.

Not a world masterpiece, but fun. 

And the photo? Ugh...I am not a selfie person by nature. Now, I can manage a shot of my toes, especially after a pedicure. But my face - no! I am far more comfortable behind the camera. 

And, I just feel plain stupid grinning at myself in a mirror.


But, Liz encouraged the selfie, and here it is, complete with filter to fade me into the background a bit.

God bless technology!