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The Artists Way

The Child of the Universe

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. — Marsha Norman (American playwright) While it is true that the real artist’s adventure begins with our being able to admit to our inner dream, it is also true that we can almost instantly react with resistance to it. Julia writes, “This resistanceContinue reading Read more

The Artists Way – The Final Chapter Begins

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. – Erich Fromm First, thanks for your patience while I took a much-needed break over the Imbolc period. I know that I was, in some ways, not as available to you as usual, which may have been a bitContinue reading Read more

More Good Voices and Visions

Today, while I remain on my Hermit journey, I urge you to get to know the glorious artwork and blog of Lauren Raine.  Get hooked with this most recent post.  Then revel, be inspired, drink deep and lose yourself in all of her luscious art. Blessings to all.

An Offering While I’m (sort of) Gone

You knew I couldn’t totally stay away, didn’t you?  So here is an offering for today, as a sort of Artist Date.  Yes, another 20 minute investment, for our Artist Self, but very well worth it.   Found earlier today from Sia Vogel on the Full Circle Blog. (My deepest apologies for neglecting to ascribe theContinue reading Read more

Taking the Hermit’s Advice

After giving it a lot of thought, including my own Imbolc Tarot reading yesterday, I am taking the advice of the Hermit. Instead of starting our exploration of Chapter Twelve today, I am going to allow myself a much-needed retreat for the rest of the week. I would suggest that you use this time toContinue reading Read more

An Altar for Our Artist and Younger Self

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. – Pablo Picasso Today, we complete the second-to-last chapter, Recovering A Sense of Autonomy. We have some exercises to finish, and IContinue reading Read more

The Zen of Movers and Shakers

The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and, in time, trusted. – Martha Graham From her discussion of coping with the pitfalls of success, Julia now changes direction and adds another tool which will help us recover a sense of autonomy, which is the theme of this chapter. “Exercise,” she writes, “teaches the rewards of process.”Continue reading Read more

Whispers, Visions and Avatar

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. — Ralph Waldo Emerson In considering the perils of success, Julia reminds us that creativity is not a business. It certainly has business closely tied to it, as it can generate incomeContinue reading Read more

Success

No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one. — Nathaniel Hawthorne As we continue the final stages of The Artist’s Journey, we encounter a challenge we’ve maybe never considered. This challenge that will come,Continue reading Read more

Being Responsible

To accept the responsibility of being a child of God is to accept the best that life has to offer you. — Stella Terrill Mann More directly from Julia today. “There is a connection,” she writes, “between self-nurturing and self-respect. If I allow myself to be bullied and cowed by other peoples’ urges for meContinue reading Read more

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