Back with beloved books. Last week, as part of my Artist's Way journey, I couldn't read books, blogs, social media or listen to podcasts. Instead I scribbled in my notebook, wrote a couple of short stories, listened to the birds in the trees and wind whipping snow across the field. The week emptied. Days became slow and thoughtful. I washed out a peanut butter jar and labelled it 'New Zealand'. By Sunday night I felt I was slowly releasing all the 'shoulds' and recovering a secret self that had lain dormant under layers of noise ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒ™
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  • @themedievallibrary 14 March, 2019

    This is beautiful and inspiring Oonagh. I need a week like this x

  • @devourerofstories 14 March, 2019

    I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve ever gone an entire week without books! I think Iโ€™d really struggle with that one

  • @thebookfamilyrogerson 14 March, 2019

    So important to go fallow. May your New Zealand become reality very soon ๐Ÿ’œ

  • @woodland.poem 14 March, 2019

    This is beautiful. Sounds wonderful ๐Ÿ’›

  • @ofherbsandtrees 14 March, 2019

    Absolutely stunning โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

  • @becca_trekka 14 March, 2019

    Beautiful ๐Ÿ’• New Zealand is full of inspiration!

  • @isamotion 14 March, 2019

    Yes, I can imagine that it feels good to detox like that and reprogram. โœจ

  • @hollie_berries_ 14 March, 2019

    @oonagh.moon magical Oonagh ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฟ

  • @starseedlingspirals 14 March, 2019

    @oonagh.moon It is one of my childhood dreams!! โ˜บ๏ธ

  • @elevendrops 14 March, 2019

    Beautiful โ˜บ๏ธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

  • @rae.delbianco 14 March, 2019

    Oonagh you are gorgeous!!

  • @once.upon.a.little.tale 14 March, 2019

    Happy to see you here again !

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  • @ettinmoor 14 March, 2019

    I find this idea very intriguing. I love the idea of a taking a โ€œcreative vacationโ€, a dedicated time to devote to just your craft without extra distractions. Sometimes it feels like social media and computer work become a larger part of the work than the craft itself.

  • @eviienne 15 March, 2019

    This sounds like such an empowering and soothing practice. Iโ€™ve never heard of Artistโ€™s Way before! Will have to look into it ๐ŸŒฟ

  • @sometimes_my_nature 15 March, 2019

    I ๐Ÿ’• Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ’• and also you have the best bangs, so pretty! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @bookishdiya 15 March, 2019

    Love your writing!

  • @christinalynncreative 15 March, 2019

    That sounds so difficult, and Iโ€™m in total awe that you did it and used your time so thoughtfully!

  • @ma_be_grammin 15 March, 2019

    Beautiful post. New Zealand needs the love right now :(

  • @entrepreneurship_quotesgram 15 March, 2019

    Good One ๐Ÿ˜ Want to grow more organically? drop a DM ๐Ÿ“จ

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  • @black.tea.books 15 March, 2019

    This actually sounds amazing! I need to do a week like that at some point :)

  • @rootsandtootsblog 15 March, 2019

    Ahh how lovely - Iโ€™ve been meaning to do the Artistโ€™s Way for a few years now (and then parenthood happened). Iโ€™ve heard so many good things about it ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

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  • @leahnoelwrites 16 March, 2019

    I really need to do this... It sounds deeply healing.

  • @leahnoelwrites 16 March, 2019

    @rootsandtootsblog I was thinking the same thing! I have a 5yo and 3yo and was wondering if I would really be able to do it... This is the first I've ever heard about the artist's way (shockingly). Are you going to give it a try still?

  • @rootsandtootsblog 16 March, 2019

    @leahnoelwrites hi Leah! I will one day ๐Ÿ˜† itโ€™s currently gathering dust on my shelf. Luckily I havenโ€™t had a dry patch for some time (parenthood gives you lots of material - but not much time!). But a good friend does the AW regularly and reckons itโ€™s not essential to do the morning pages first thing... perhaps once they are catching the school bus or waking to school independently ๐Ÿ˜† X

  • @francesmehardie 16 March, 2019

    The artists way sounds very intriguing and a great way to avoid distractions!

  • @leahnoelwrites 16 March, 2019

    @rootsandtootsblog Lots of material but not much time ๐Ÿ˜… That's the truth. Yes, my kids wake up at 5:30 so I don't think I am up for trying to beat them to the punch in order to do morning pages. But maybe I could still figure it out somehow.

  • @rootsandtootsblog 16 March, 2019

    @leahnoelwrites same!! Gawd help us. Let me know if it happens, you may give me to courage to attempt it too! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

  • @frangippani 17 March, 2019

    Amazing picture โค๏ธ

  • @enchantedsimplicity 17 March, 2019

    That sounds like a nice way of reconnecting with the world around you. Iโ€™m glad you are appreciating The Artistโ€™s Way. You made me want to revisit it. ๐Ÿ’—Also, I like your earrings! โœจโœจ

  • @karma_strikes_back 17 March, 2019

    Have a relaxed Sunday ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @fashionpotluck 18 March, 2019

    Check your PM ๐ŸŒธ

  • @rezanate.words 18 March, 2019

    Nice! ๐Ÿ’œโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’

  • @theswash.buckler 19 March, 2019

    So much love for New Zealand. My heart was broken ๐Ÿ–ค

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