Lately, I’ve been spending lots of time thinking and talking about creative habits. Over the past year or so, I’ve transformed my creative process through the power of a flexible daily routine built from habits that support my creative exploration, purpose, and well-being. Through a process of experimentation, I discovered there were certain activities that shifted my mindset, helped me feel in alignment, and generally built up my confidence.
At the close of last year, I completed The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, a book and self-study program developed by Julia Cameron in the 1990s. The course helped me reclaim my identity as an artist and return to my passions with new energy and confidence.
This is the first in a series of posts about The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, a book and a self-study program developed by Julia Cameron in the 1990s. I completed the 12-week program a few months ago. By doing the reading and working through the course exercises, I experienced a significant change in my own creative process. The course helped me reclaim my identity as an artist and return to my passions with new energy and confidence. I’ve decided to start this year by revisiting the book and sharing some of my insights.
Sometimes I wonder if making the sensible choice is always so sensible after all. I’ve been thinking a little bit about sensibility and being sensible. I am now in week 6 of The Artist’s Way. Week 6 is about recovering a sense of abundance — a little bit about money and where we put our energy and all that stuff. In the book, the author says, “Creativity is not and never has been sensible. Why should it be? Why should you be? Do you still think there’s some moral virtue in being martyred? If you want to make some art, make some art.”
It’s Friday and I’m ready to sign-off and head out to a friend’s birthday party. In this recording, I chat a bit about the ups and downs of attempting a reading fast as I make my way through week 4 of The Artist’s Way. I’m having a little trouble doing this voice note today. I’ve started recording this a few times, and then I am not satisfied, and then I stop recording, and then I listen to what I recorded, and then I stop that, then I delete it, and I start recording again.