This weeks focus was on recovering a sense of faith. First of all, I've made it to the end of the course! I'm super proud of myself that I never gave up and continued to commit to the practice. It has definitely changed my life in the best way and I've leaned the importance of … Continue reading Artists Way – Week 12
This week's focus was on recovering a sense of autonomy. This week was all about owning your title as an artist no matter how "successful" your art is or not. An artist is a creator and a creator must create. There was also a great section on MOVING your instrument aka your BODY to help … Continue reading Artists Way – Week 11
This week's focus was on recovering a sense of self-protection. The chapter was all about focusing on where we block ourselves. We turn to alcohol, food, drugs, work, or sex to distract ourselves from what we're really supposed to be doing. I sort of knew immediately that I distract myself with all of these things … Continue reading Artists Way – Week 10
This weeks focus was on recovering a sense of compassion. It was all about forgiving yourself for being creatively blocked in the past and recognizing that words like laziness and procrastination are actually fear in disguise. "Use love for your artist to cure it's fear" - Julia Cameron This week felt like a breakthrough week … Continue reading Artists Way – Week 9
This weeks focus was on recovering a sense of strength. I read Julia Cameron's creative memoir, Floor Sample, this week which was really enlightening. Her life is so interesting, but the part that struck me the most is her uncanny ability to channel creativity. She describes how she started writing musicals literally just by hearing … Continue reading Artists Way – Week 8
This week was focused on recovering a sense of connection. Julia Cameron talks about inspiration and how it's not something we have to "think up" but rather something to get "down", that it's always available when you need it. This week was a little difficult for me and I'm not entirely sure why. I've felt … Continue reading Artists Way – Week 7
Whatever your artist date may be, remember that the simple act of scheduling time for your artist to play, sends the universe the message that you are open and available to the channel of creativity.