The Artist’s Way – Week Three

Right, I decided to get the Artist’s Way update done on time this week. It was either that or falling asleep on the sofa feeling sorry for myself because I can’t get to the dojo today. Now there’s a great alternative to a karate session!

So, how did I do this week?

Well, I had a bit of a glitch with the Morning Pages. I’m not sure how it happened but I managed to forget them yesterday morning. I know, come on! How can I forget to do something that I’ve done religiously for the last month at least?*

By the time I realised I hadn’t done them it was almost 11pm. I still did them but they were more late night pages.

The other little issue I had was with the tasks. One of the questions required me to describe my childhood room. That was a tough one on two counts. First of all which room do I describe? And secondly, on account of having had so many different ones, I only have very vague memories of  them.

A lot of this week centred around childhood which made it a difficult one for me. I don’t know why, but I don’t remember much about my pre-high school years.

I know I loathed school but only because I have been told how much of a fuss I kicked up about going. I have it on good authority that I even kicked a teacher 😮 but I have no memory of it at all.

Anyway, before someone calls the men in white coats (or the police) I’d better do the check in.

The Check In

Morning Pages: Apart from yesterday’s instalment being bedtime pages I managed seven days out of seven.

Artist’s Date: Ah, now I think I almost did one this week. I did go wandering off by myself into the wilds of Keighley town centre. Now I know that’s probably not the most appealing place for an artist child but I did get to look at gadgets and interesting things with buttons and wires.

Okay, so I was looking for a webcam to replace the one Ubuntu ate but they all say you need Windows so I didn’t risk it.

The Tasks: As I said, this week was a little difficult mainly because I’m senile and it was so long ago that I really don’t remember that much about my childhood.

In Conclusion

I’m still having the weird dreams (when I manage to sleep) and I have noticed a tendency to think a lot more about Yantsu. I haven’t actually written any more, but thinking about it is an improvement.

Week four could be a big issue for me as it’s reading deprivation week. Yes, that’s a whole week without reading. I don’t know how I’ll cope as reading is the only thing that keeps me sane during my frequent insomnia attacks.

I’ll let you know how it goes next week.

If you are interested in doing the course you can find it here:

The Artist’s Way


*Yes, this is my week three progress report but some of my weeks have been longer than others.

5 thoughts on “The Artist’s Way – Week Three”

  1. FredInChina says:

    Thank you for the update Karen, very interesting …and inspiring, in spite of your efforts to the contrary…
    Could you please provide a link ( I know you did before) to the Artist Way program — maybe at the end of next week’s post?

  2. Karen says:


    Hi Fred,

    Thank you for the comment and thanks for pointing out that I’d forgotten the link. I’ll add it now.


  3. Mark says:

    I’m a week ahead of you with this. Reading deprivation was hell for me. Just saying…

  4. FredInChina says:

    Great, thanks Karen.

  5. Karen says:

    Osu! Fred, you’re welcome.

    Mark, You’re not kidding! It is hell. I’ve been sleeping soooo badly without my night time dose of reading. I’ve even tried writing but that wakes me up rather than puts me to sleep.

    Oh well, tonight is my last night. Yay!

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