the artist's way collective: week 11 hub

November 10, 2008

We are in the second to last week of The Artist’s Way Collective! This news might cause some of you to panic because it reminds you how far behind you are — and if that is you…keep going. It’s a worthwhile journey. Week 11 focuses on Recovering a Sense of Autonomy. Please share your thoughts […]

the artist's way collective: week 9 hub

October 27, 2008

Only four more weeks in The Artist’s Way Collective! Today we being week 9 focusing on Recovering a Sense of Compassion. Please share your thoughts in the comments below. (If you aren’t participating, feel free to share your reactions too.) If you are using your blog to process your experiences, please leave us a link.

artist's way reflections: week 8

October 25, 2008

This week has been filled with one of life’s creative blockades — half of our family has been sick. So, I don’t have time to offer a reflection. But for the sake of consistency, here are a few quotes from the chapter I found helpful: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein (pg […]

artist's way reflections: week 4

September 26, 2008

For most blocked creatives, reading is an addiction. We gobble the words of others rather than digest our own thoughts and feelings, rather than cook up something of our own. (pg. 87) I hate this quote. I agree with it, but I hate it. It is me. I have known this to be true, but […]

artist's way reflections: week two

September 12, 2008

I admire, and crave, the freedom my children have when it comes to expressing themselves. My oldest daughter doesn’t need to be called an artist to color, or a ballerina to dance. My younger daughter doesn’t need to be called a soloist to sing, or a comedian to crack a joke. Creatively expressing themselves is […]

artist's way reflections: week one

September 5, 2008

I’m trapped in the irony of this situation I have created for myself. Now that almost 20 others have taken up the invitation to work through the Artist’s Way together, I’m feeling the heat to be a good participant myself. Said irony is provided by this week’s topic — Recovering a Sense of Safety. Dwelling […]

the artist's way collective: what to share

August 25, 2008

The Artist’s Way Collective begins one week from today. There is still time to join us! You can read the Intro and the How it Works posts for more information. For those who are going to participate, I hope you can see this not as accountability, but encouragement. I don’t plan on being the Artist […]

the artist's way collective: schedule

August 19, 2008

We have a little less than two weeks until The Artist’s Way Collective begins. There is still time to join us! You can read the Intro and the How it Works posts for more information. Below is the schedule for what section we will be reading each week. The weekly hub will be posted early […]

the artist's way collective: how it works

August 11, 2008

I’m pleased with the response so far for The Artist’s Way Collective. We have participants from five states and two continents so far. With three weeks to go before we start, there is still plenty of time to join us. You can read the Intro post for more information. The structure I have in mind […]

the artist’s way collective

August 4, 2008

On Saturday, I introduced The Artist’s Way Collective over on Creativityist. This will be a shared online experience of working through The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, together. I first went through this book three years ago. You can read my impressions at the time here. As I’m leaning into a new season of life, […]

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 […]

daily pages

January 22, 2008

I find that ideas are best flowing when I am in a regular routine of doing daily pages. Daily pages might not be the right name in my case — perhaps weekly pages, or even fortnightly pages, would be more suitable. I’ll go ahead and stick with daily as a reminder that they are worth […]