Julia Cameron's THE ARTIST'S WAY. For those of you who are not; it's a book described as "a course in discovering and recovering your creative self." Actually, there are several Julia Cameron books of this sort, but this one, I believe, is the most well known and widely used.
After a recent discussion with friends, I learned there's even an on-line course. I am not taking The Artists's Way course, nor am I involved in it in any way, but I am interested, and I intend to start exploring it a bit.
Too often, I think, we all tend to lose a little of our creative selves simply because life gets busy and keeps us occupied with the mundane. I seem to be going through a bit of that. And - I hate to admit this; but my on-line life seems to be contributing to that loss as well. Do I give up my blogging, my email, my DorothyL and my Facebook in order to reclaim a bit of my creative self? No - Not my blogging; it's a huge part of my creative self, and I cherish it. But as you can see for yourself, even that has fallen off, and it's at the top of my list of things to work on reclaiming; I miss it.
I don't want to give up the others either, but I definitely need to find a way to fit all the things I want to do into a day. A day that makes sense. And one that's fulfilling.
AND one that still allows me time to read.
Oh. and work. Once again . . . there's that pesky thing called a job . . .
So here's what I'd like to know.
Anyone out there use THE ARTIST'S WAY? Or did you at one time? Do you follow the book? Have you taken the on-line course? Or are there specific tools from it that you use after casting others aside. Can you recommend it?
Or, completely aside from THE ARTIST'S WAY, what exactly do you do to utilize your time best to tap into your creative side?
Have you had a "creative crisis?" What means did you use to resolve it?