I just wanted to thank everyone for their encouragement and support. So many great comments!
This is my last week of the "real" job. It's scary but exciting. Most of the time. I keep having these periods where I think, "What am I doing?" But luckily they pass quickly and I focus on my goal again.
Next week I'm going to travel to Manhattan, Kansas to install my show. I'm looking forward to it.
More written inspiration:
I just finished a little book by Deepak Chopra called Creating Affluence. It's made me want to learn more about meditation.
Along the same lines, I just started reading Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley. She talks about Buddhism and neuroscience. Really interesting.
I'm also slowly re-reading The Courage to Create by Rollo May. This is one of those books that I keep around and pick up over and over again...
Not related to art, really, but I also recently read Apartment Therapy. I don't live in an apartment, but I've been reading their blog for a while, and just happened to notice that the library had it, so I grabbed it. I hadn't really paid much attention to the actual "therapy" that they do on the blog, so the book was different than what I had anticipated. But I really liked it. I took on my living room and my bedroom - clearing out the clutter and making them much better spaces. I also started buying myself flowers - such a nice treat!
I deserve it.