Artist’s Way

The Journey Ends. The Journey Begins.

by Beth on February 21, 2010

A painting is never finished — it simply stops in interesting places. — Paul Gardner Today, we bid goodbye to the work begun at Imbolc, 2009, working our way through The Artist’s Way.  I leave you with some final thoughts. First, as we have admitted by now that we are recovering artists, we are urged […]

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Final Tasks for Chapter Twelve

by Beth on February 20, 2010

We are now at the end of this journey together on The Artist’s Way. Which is to say, we are now just beginning our own Artist’s Way: living the life of Creator. Here are the last exercises that Julia recommends. I hope you’ll spend some quality time this weekend working through them. Tomorrow, 1. Write […]

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Escape Velocity

by Beth on February 19, 2010

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. — Andre Gide As we come to the end of this journey, we may find ourselves facing a final exam or two. This is what Julia calls The Test. It is as if our most vulnerable […]

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Do We Have Liftoff?

by Beth on February 18, 2010

The race isn’t over until you cross the finish line. You’ll be surprised at how much can change in the last twenty strides. –Jackie Dugall (Women’s Cross Country champion and award-winning coach) Just as our Tarot card of the week has predicted, we are leaving behind the tenderly placed heart lessons found in the chapters […]

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Extravagant Play

by Beth on February 17, 2010

Very often the effort men put into activities that seem completely useless turns out to be extremely important in ways no one could foresee. Play has always been the mainspring of culture. — Italo Calvino (Journalist and writer, 1923-1985) The ego trip of pursuing ART, with a capital A is just another trap which is […]

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