"With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks — write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example — The Artist’s Way proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it."—The New York Times
"Morning Pages have become a household name, a shorthand for unlocking your creative potential"—Vogue
Over four million copies sold!
Since its first publication, The Artist's Way phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.
The program begins with Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors.
A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.
Book, GREAT, ebook format-not great.
Cameron did her job, ebook person DID NOT.
This woman really knows what she's talking about. I've read it (or rather done) the book twice and what she predicts comes true. This is the only book I knew that actually teaches creativity. All other art books teach technique, perceptions, ideas, concepts. But none I know of actually teach creativity. I am an artist, painter, sculptor, writer who has graduated with a merit scholarship to an art university and her writing has since helped create some of my most creative times. And she has done more than that, she has helped me make sense of what has always been a complete mystery to me. It all seems to good to be true but I can surely tell you for me it is not. I cannot highly recommend this book enough!
The only downer is this ebook format lacks the clarity of the printed book. While nothing is missing but a few numbers it makes doing the work a little disorientating. Many of the exercises are numbered and if not separated by numbers it can be difficult to see what she wants you to do. I've tried all the format-themes , book, full screen, scroll- wont better it. Try the book instead.
Found my path
Before I read this I only had a vague idea of living. I was sad, distraught, heavy & powerless & I knew it. What's more is I have been focused on recovering from that way of life for 4 years. So so slowly, I needed more...something concrete. Velocity, divine velocity is what lies in this book. I feel light, able, worthwhile, vulnerable(in a beautiful way) and above all grateful that I was given this tool at this stage in MY LIFE. The ideas shared give you the platform to be empowered,& when you finally understand what that means life becomes an ever expanding Disney Land. Read this book. Read this book. Read this book. Do the work. Make your life worthwhile in your own eyes.
A Wonderful Journey of Making
This remarkable book helped me listen better for the still, small voice of my inner artist inviting me to live a more creative, joyful and spiritual life.
Thanks to Julia Cameron for being a caring and insightful companion on this journey of making that’s only just getting started!
I plan to keep rereading and sharing this book for a long time to come.
My morning pages and artist dates will continue!