‘The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to produce a great work of art makes it hard to produce any art at all.’
Some days ago I found Julia Cameron’s book ‘The artist’s way’ in my bookshelf – it has been there since years, sometimes borrowed to a friend, and forgotten again between the other literature. Then I have decided to go public with my art, but am I good enough? Hello fear, hello self-doubt – my old friends!
Julia Cameron promises a change and I was like ‘Yeah, why not? I will give it a try!’. Maybe this book is the kick I need, maybe the book found me in the right moment.
It is a twelve-week program to recover your creativity if you are blocked, sounds interesting. Now the bad news: Hard work is waiting for you! You can not read the book, lean back and the muse gives you a kiss.
You have to intergrate two key habits into your life:
- daily ‘Morning Pages’ – 3 pages filled with your thoughts
- a weekly ‘Artist’s Date’ – time with yourself
And there are also other tasks in every chapter you have to complete during the week.
I started this morning at 6 am with my ‘Morning Pages’. Guess what my first sentence was. Exactly! ‘I am tired…. sooooo tired!’. But yes, it’s fine to write what you feel and what you think. Nobody will ever read it!
Interested in which direction I am heading? Take another look soon, as I will write about my journey in this blog.
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