the artist’s way assignment – an introduction

the artist's way assignment

the artist’s way assignment

ready to re-imagine creativity? the red light has turned green, the door has opened.
this week, adventureclubinteractive is signing a contract based on The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
every day – three morning pages. every week – one artist date.
fancy to follow along?

week one- adopting the pivotal tools

the morning pages

-no wrong way to do them

-overcoming perfectionism and self-censorship

-teaches you that your mood doesn’t matter

-they are non-negotiable – never skip or skimp

-put anything on three pages every day

-send and notify the world of dreams, dissatisfactions, hopes

the artist date

-scheduled time you uphold and defend against other plans or distractions

-inner artist is pampered, nurtured and listened to

-teaches you that details matter – pay attention, experience, observe

-to occur weekly – go somewhere, do something different

-keep it between you and your artists; no tagalongs

-receive and notice the world through insight, inspiration and spontaneity

eight ideas

Sand-made merman

when you have an idea and nowhere to put it- where does it go?

this morning, on a california beach, poseidon was found, lounging over a pitchfork, gazing inland. what brought him there? who put him there? what’s the point?

who cares?

here are some things we’ve been thinking about lately that might be as meaningless as a god in the sand. but if they’re meaningful it’s because we bothered to shape them, type them, and tell them. and i guess that’s the point.

1. a backyard like no-man’s land.
i once wrote an unimportant blog post  about being a good neighbor.  i summarized hearing my neighbors’ conduct their lives through the fence. the key word is hear. i hardly know them, rarely see them, but i moved in when their first baby was first born and have lived next door to that baby becoming a kid and a new baby being born. the cycle of 2 a.m crying out the neighbors’ side window (alongside my bedroom window begins again. during the 2 p.m. hour, i hear the older one being threatened with time out or taking music lessons to the squeal of his baby brother crying…out the side window… again.
there’s a two year old on the other side of the fence (a year younger than the three-year old opposite) and he just got a little sister (a month older than the newborn opposite) both families on both sides of the fences are in full force on sundays. parents and grandparents on-site. i am sandwiched between generations of families sound happy… and together… and it feels like life in the middle is going nowhere, stuck in the middle of what life is very much about. that’s how it feels. but I don’t know how i feel about it. – CC

2. bath tub crayons
go buy kids bathtub crayons tomorrow . keep them in the shower because it is true that a lot of good ideas happen in there and- who wants to forget anymore!? -SE

3. does unrequited love have real world applications?
it’s like being inside a book that no one is reading i suppose. dreaming about old loves. and of a slim pride I have in journal writing, I’d say it’s mostly of my having tracked and recorded these dreams quite faithfully for a couple of years. i recently re-read these accounts in chronological order and was convinced of what i’ve always suspected: i’m trying to reconcile something in real life- subconsciously conjuring people from the past to help me reconcile. but what are they telling me? does dreaming in-love make sense in the real world? -CC

4. a spontaneous pop up party
give party guests about two hours warning that there will be a spontaneous, impromptu party. each guest much bring a dish to share and a gift to give.  both dish and present must not be purchased; something already on hand.  for the party host- all decorations and entertainment must already be in the house- no shopping.  who knows who will come and what it will be like? -SE

5. a writer
“if that’s what I was to become, needs a sniper’s awareness of landscape + a sinister impulse to show reality its own face + a hunter’s sense of hearing + a bedridden personality type + a consumptive’s reading habits + an interior life like an iron lung + an open mind in regards to lumbar support + a visceral connection to the written word + a keen interest in capitalizing on the tragedies of your time + a capacity to live without exterior validation + an irresistible curiosity that gives you the moral right to eavesdrop or stalk almost anyone on planet earth” – Steve Toltz, Quicksand

6. i’m not vain, but i’m desperately clinging to my “prime”
i look at my gray hairs without fright. i accept that they keep coming. i was thinking about the age i reached puberty, which was more or less normal. i thought in exaggerations. what if all my hair was already gray and what if i had been one of those late bloomers in my teenage years? think how short my “prime” would have been. do we fail to recognize ourselves in our “prime” and then it’s too late-  we’re completely bald or wrinkled, feeling sorry about irretrievable of age? -CC

7.  idea for a story
main character goes out everyone day of his life and picks up a rock along the way.  he does this every day of his life, always coming home every day with a rock…  the rocks signify something, but what?  every night before bed he removes the rock that arrived in his pocket and places it in in his dresser drawer. his dresser drawer is full of rocks.  one day it falls through the floor.  this could be the beginning or the end of the story.  -SE

8. bullet proof coffee

greetings adventure seekers!


us folks at adventureclubinterative feel like no  small pawns in the blogging world. in fact, July marks our 4th year of collaborative blogging.
that being said, we’re committed to continue providing fresh content and fresh adventures as the world (wide web) keeps turning. (we’re a little behind, but we didn’t get lost.)
like the rest of you, it’s safe to assume, we know what it’s like to be busy and not blogging. for our part, we’ve been busy…
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for sale…

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For Sale.   (slightly used) Positive Energy Candle.  

The world can be a frightening and dangerous place, which is why I’ve decided to offer up for sale, this slightly used positive energy candle.  I cannot, in good conscience, keep this magical candle all to myself any longer.  Thank goodness I came to my senses before I used the whole thing.

This candle is one of only 108 that were cast during the last festival of Vaitha Vatur Truvah in an ancient temple in Verinag.  In preparation for the festival and the candle casting, the monks of the temple fast for 40 days and 40 nights and only drink water from pure silver chalices bathed in the moonlight.

The wax used in the forging of these sacred candles is no ordinary wax at all.  This is sacred beeswax from the Singing Bees of Luoyang.  Their buzzes buzz in harmony.  Their buzzes buzz with the vibration of the universe.  There have been many well documented cases of the Singing Bees of Luoyang and their terrifying judgements.  Those they deem worthy and pure of heart, the Singing Bees engulf and bless, leaving the recipients stronger, healthier and more spiritually attuned than before.  Those they deem unworthy and dangerous, they engulf and destroy with a thousand stings to the heart.

The creation of these candles is a spiritual and devotional practice.  The monks work in silence under the moonlight, melting the sacred wax in sterling silver pots heated by collected fragments of lightning from previous storms.  They add the finest herbs and oils of the region and infuse the mixture with their prayers.  When the candles have nearly solidified, the most senior monk comes forward and cries a single tear over each candle as an added blessing for the awakening of humanity.

Once completed, the candles journey out of the temple in the clutches of 54 golden eagles who are able to carry one candle in each claw.  The eagles bring the candles to the local village people to distribute after a three night celebration.

Needless to say, this is a powerful instrument of energetic cleansing and healing.  In my meager attempt to give back to humanity, I offer up for sale, the remains of this magical candle to you, dear reader of this advertisement, with the hope that you will use this candle for good and spread love, light and healing wherever you go.

for sale …

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Love Letter Writers 

We are a group of independent artists with professional experience in calligraphy, creative writing and developing personal relationships.

We work directly with our clients to create correspondences that are artistic, impressionable and meaningful. Our mission is to facilitate the exchange of love through letters. We weave your feelings into words and make your messages memorable.

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We offer a variety of services to meet your specific needs for love letters. All new clients receive a free initial consultation with one of our talented artists. Please browse the menu below to see our current packages and promotions and to contact and schedule an appointment today!

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ΔΔΔ  Artist Anonymous Package  ΔΔΔ

the ultimate choice for lovers that don’t have time for love!
Let your artist do it all! She will receive, read and respond to all your correspondences! Trust a professional to manage your incoming and outgoing expressions of love. Your artist will initiate love letters on your behalf and reply to responses accordingly. You don’t have to lift a finger to write or bat an eyelash to read!  Monthly consultations included. Touch base with how your love life is being written and received. This package includes an anonymous Post Office Box address, free paper and ink. Hand delivery option is included. Privacy waiver signing due upon purchase. Limit 10 lovers.

 At first I was unsure, but then I really got to know my artist. She started interpreting the letters I got from my boyfriend and helping me compose responses. Eventually the exchange became so frequent, I couldn’t keep up! I let her handle my letters anonymously and my relationship really heated up! Years later, I found out my boyfriend had hired an artist too. Amazingly, our artists had been writing back and forth to each other the whole time! We still laugh about it!  -Trista, Derby, Nebraska.

ΔΔΔ  I Love You Three Times Package  ΔΔΔ

our bestselling package! great for first timers!
Get to know an artist. Divulge the details of your love life and let her write three beautiful calligraphic love letters that express authentically your most intimate feelings. Be confident these letters will be met with a reply. Your artist will provide analysis for each reply letter and consult with you on how to respond appropriately. One initial, plus three consultations included. This package includes free paper and ink. Hand delivery option is included.

ΔΔΔ  Copy and Paste Package  ΔΔΔ

if you have the words already, why not make them look good?
You are a do-it-yourself lover, you’ve already written the letters! After your initial consultation, bring in your completed letters to be transcribed into final products. Bring in up to 5 letters for the transforming and the mailing. Choose your own artist or trust the first available upon drop off. This package includes free paper and ink. Postage stamps included.

My artist is now my lover! -Mac, Ronald Hills, Virginia 

My artist saved my marriage! Once I let her take control of communicating with my often off-shore husband, he made his way out of his affair and back home to me! – Dorothy, Mobile, Alabama



the utah affair

comic-did you hear the news

comic-you're kidding

comic-this calls for a drink

comic-this calls for a vacation

comic-that's not all

comic-get the f*ck out

comic-oh my god

comic-these things happen

comic-its not normal

comic- let me explain

comic-dial tone

comic-it's ok we're here

comic-it's going to be ok

comic-we're here for a wedding

comic-it's our party

comic-and now we can all move on

comic-a miracle

comic-i gave birth



Now let me explain. the utah affair is a collection of photos taken on my recent trip through Salt Lake, Park City, Teasdale, Torrey and Capitol Reef. I attended a beautiful wedding in the company of amazing people. This “photo-tale” is not an attempt to regale the wedding and it is certainly not to mock the characters in attendance. (And no, Rob did not give birth [to Chloe Cosner])
The inspiration for this story was actually disappointment. When I got home, I loaded up over 1,000 pictures and couldn’t find one single stunner. Now, I know that I’m not the only amateur photographer in the world that does exactly what my instincts led me to do accordingly… I went straight to Photoshop and tried to make something of a thousand nothings. That’s how all stories are born I suppose… from not exactly the truth.

black out poetry


according to deputies,
they discovered a container.
an unconscious business man reported
a dog.
remove him and cut the lock!

$6,000 discovered.
received and

$3,000 missing!

an older male wasn’t the caller.
a man went
a watch.


the rodeo will be the last.
an exciting lineup!
“Babe” will not be disappointed.

purchase online.