the artist's way collective: an intro

August 2, 2008

Three years ago, I worked my way through The Artist’s Way at the recommendation of a friend. The book make a strong impression on me. As I am entering into a new season of life, I’ve decided to go through it again this fall. I think it would be fun and meaningful (and beneficial!) to invite others to join me, and so I present The Artist’s Way Collective.

The Artist’s Way offers the premise that all of us are creative, and that being creative moves us toward personal health. It is not just written for those who are artists, but for anyone who has a need for creative expression…I happen to think that is everyone.

The Artist’s Way Collective will begin on September 1. Using the schedule prescribed in the book, it will go for twelve weeks, finishing up the week before Thanksgiving. I invite you to be a part of this with me. Each week, we will read the corresponding section (usually 15-20 pages), do the activities Cameron suggests, and then reflect about our experiences, whether here, or on your own blog.

I will share more specifics about how it will work in an upcoming post. But I wanted to present this initial invitation so you have time to think about participating and preparing to do so.. If you would like to join me, here is what you can do between now and then:

  • Get a copy of the book – I will be using the latest printing — the tenth anniversary paperback. That’s the one we will consider as the standard if you want to use page numbers, etc. However, there are several older editions that can be found cheap in used bookstores if you want to go that route.
  • Help spread the word – Please let others know you are going to be participating and invite them to join us too. Spread the word on your blog or on a convenient public restroom wall. (I’m just kidding. Don’t do that…it’s not cool.) Include a link to this post to help them find out more about it.
  • Let me know – Leave a comment on this entry or use the Contact page to send me your name, hometown, and blog info (if you have one). I am putting together a list of everyone who will be participating on The Artist’s Way page and I’d like to include you too.
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