I’m not sure if it’s the structure of the program that turned me off, but I’m giving up on the “Artist’s Way.” At least for the time being.
I’m going to be making more of an effort to write a little something every week, and put my many sketchbooks to use, but I think I’ll try it all on my own, and not following this method. 6 years ago
I’m not actively engaged with it now, but my sister uses it, especially for her journaling work. Julia Cameron is funny and inspiring, and her recommendations work wonders for connecting with yourself and thus being able to have something useful to express through writing or any other artists medium (including your life, which is the most important piece of art anyone of us will ever create.) Here’s a link to her site. 7 years ago
need to do the morning pages, now all i have to do is try and find that book 7 years ago
I read that book a while back when I couldn’t even think of calling myself an “artist.” It really helped me start healing some wounds from my past that were holding me back from living a more fulfilled life.
One of the anologies she used that I still think about today is the idea of climbing a mountain. The mountain is so steep that you don’t go straight up, you encircle it, inching your way up as you go along. This means that often it appears that you’re in the same place you’d been before and makes you feel like you’re going in circles, but if you look harder you see that you’re a little higher than you were before.
This analogy always makes me feel me feel better when I think I’m getting older but not wiser.
I highly recommend. Good luck on your journey. 7 years ago
It did absolutely nothing for me and it seems to be focused towards recovering alcoholics, which I am not. 7 years ago