Yesterday, I finally saw Who Does She Think She Is? I feel like I've seen it in other ways, having talked to dear female friends about their viewing of it and how it has influenced them. While it works on me, I include some of my notes below:
\ I want to read The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler
/ the statement "there is more to your story" and how it felt to imagine someone saying that to me
\ the recognition that "there is a lot of self-doubt" as an artist when you're in charge of setting up all of your boundaries, tools, studio space, etc.
/ art is a risk... art is a risk
\ the 98 year old artist telling Maye that the "inner life" is what matters most in your life as an artist
/ trust the process
\ "...the more I paint the more I understand my place." Camille Musser
/ how Mayumi talked about art as activism - art as a way to protect the feminine
\ "...the power of living on purpose." Angela Williams
/ the stigma around the word goddess, even though we want to be able to use the word
\ the question - who embraces the fact that you're an artist?