Very happy to have discovered The Artist’s Way book by American author Julia Cameron, but more happy and proud to have read it to the end! (a small victory to celebrate :))
I thank my friend Matthew Trinetti for having brought it to my attention via an article of his blog GiveLiveExplore.
This book is truly a soul’s delight and is one of the best I have read so far.
Since I started reading it, I couldn’t help but talk about it around me. I have offered few copies to some friends and relatives, and I decided to spread its teaching more widely through my blog, in 2 parts :
- A 1st part: in the form of a quick and graphical overview (this post),
- A 2nd part: more detailed, in the form of a handy Mini-Guide that you can download for free when you sign-up for my Newsletter. I called it ‘A Mini-Guide from a Recovering Writer’ because it gives a summary of the 12 week course covered by the book, that will help you recover or discover your inner Creativity.
I invite you to subscribe to my Newsletter to receive the Mini-Guide directly in your email box, and of course, if you have more time, to read the book!
NB: Having read The Artist’s Way in its original language (English), I’ve chosen to keep all phrases and keywords used in the book in English.
What is it all about ?
The Artist’s Way is a 12 week program, a kind of self-training in order to discover or recover our creativity and our artist’s soul.
It states that we are all creative creatures with talents that emerge from our very young age, but which get blurred as we encounter parents misjudgment, society standards and life’s daily obligations… until reaching a certain level of artistic blockage more or less significant in adulthood.
The author speaks about « Shadow Artists » to describe people whose creative talents are in the shadow, and who struggle to express, or even just to know, their true art.
The book is also an inexhaustible source of inspiration and a remarkable tool of personal development, since the latter naturally flows after healing our creativity and liberating our talents.
Who is it for?
Anyone seeking a more joyful, meaningful, and artistically fruitful life.
More precisely, the book is intended for people and artists of all ages who are artistically blocked and who need to awaken their dreams and to recover their creativity in order to live their dream life.
A quick look!
The Artist’s Way is structured into 12 chapters, each chapter is scheduled for 1 week with insightful content and exercises to be completed; The goal being to put theory into practice in a regular and effective way to restore our creativity.
The Basic Tools and The Basic Principles are introduced at the beginning of the book and will be useful throughout the whole course.
I made a quick look at the different parts of the book in the following graph, knowing that the elements listed per chapter are those that marked me the most.
NB: Key words starting with a capital letter in the graph are among those highlighted by the author in the book.
Did this quick tour of The Artist’s Way make you want to know more? hope so!
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