Muse to Muse

May 17th, 2011

Before Fridaville, I had a daily blog called Muse to Muse with a friend living in Prague. Each of our posts was a complete surprise to the other, but they often ended up being similar in tone or focus or content. Daily posting became more a chore than a choice when babies and moving and life intervened, so after a year and a half, we closed it down. But now we’ve started a new project — lower tech but just as satisfying. My friend is living in London, and we’re both hungry for something creative to occupy our hands and minds, so we’re making and mailing weekly postcards to each other. For my first one, I cut up a linoleum block print I’d done of flowers and on the back wrote a “Summer is…” list. Maybe we’ll tire of this more quickly — it requires more hands-on work and stamps — but right now I’m happy to have a creative goal. I realized I’d been waiting and waiting for ideas and projects to materialize instead of doing and doing. If I’m going to stumble on a new calling, I have to prime the pump, and this is just one way to start doing that.

6 Responses to “Muse to Muse”

  1. Jen says:

    I love this Nikki! Such a fun idea and so old school. It’s good to get dirty hands every once in a while, isn’t it?

  2. Last year at this time, I jumpstarted my creativity by doing a series of Postcards to Myself. It was a way to journal and art journal at the same time, in small, manageable doses.

  3. Di says:

    Muse to Muse still haunts me! I had forgotten it was where I found you (surely I knew and I’m not really that simple). I loved that blog and it remains one of my most favourite blogs that ever existed. Without word of a lie 🙂
    I’m glad you two are working on a project again.

  4. ca says:

    me too, loved Muse to Muse! and glad you are creating with her again.
    Summer is…
    my favorite time
    my birthday
    time in the Sierras
    Pine in the air

  5. nikki says:

    Love your Summer Is…!

  6. claire says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your card. It’s so exciting to be back in the creative groove with you! Card number 2 is on it’s way to you.

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