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Artist's Way?

Has anyone on my f-list actually worked with Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way book -- or any of her other books?

I've looked at them again and again over the years, but never got into them -- but then, when I was looking at them I wasn't having any challenges to my own creativity.

Just curious about what peoples' experiences have been with her material.

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wlotus
Aug. 4th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I am slowly reading the book, though I am not doing the exercises. I've enjoyed what I read, but like erynn999, I am not liking her insistence on doing it her way. I figure I'll get out of it exactly what I need to get out of it doing it my way.

Perhaps you can borrow it from the library and give it a once-over, to see what you think.
a_belletrist
Aug. 4th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I diligently worked through the first half of Artist's Way ages ago, and decided it didn't fit what I wanted at the time. One thing I will say for it, though, is that the method really makes you look at what you're being creatively blocked. In itself very useful.
wyldlingspirit
Aug. 4th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Beth Owlsdaughter worked through Artist's Way on her blog.

http://www.owlsdaughter.com/?s=artists+way
rocket_jockey
Aug. 4th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
I've always had trouble following directions from faceless authors. I don't even follow recipes "as written."

We may have an extra copy we could loan you to look it over. I'll look in our library tonight.
royalbananafish
Aug. 5th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
I dabbled with TAW for a bit. I liked the concept of morning pages, but that much freehand writing in the morning made my hand go numb (it's a nerve issue thingy). I liked some of her ideas, but not necessarily her suggested implementation. (An "artists date" is great, but spending the extra money isn't necessarily...)
punzel
Aug. 5th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
I strongly recommend that you check out "How to Avoid Making Art", which is available from the king county library, before you pick up "The Artist's Way."

It's written like a children's book, is funny and insightful, and can give you a different perspective on the author.

https://catalog.kcls.org/record=b1971672~S1
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