That was tough and I rebelled. Writing (or any of the arts) has a greater verity for my when it's a little less "GIFT OF THE GODS" and a little more "craft." Create, let it go. Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2002. She acknowledges her debt to the recovery manuals, and indeed, if one were so hardlined about it, one could claim she was reappropiating much of the teachings in Alcoholics Anonymous. 5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Gems and Great Tools. I recommend this book often. It truly is a spiritual path to higher creativity. All of the relationships in your life are masterpieces. -- (C) Weinstein. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published We’d love your help. The Artist's Way is a self-help book by American author Julia Cameron. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oh, the disgruntling over morning pages. A friend told me she was doing the 'Artist Way', and asked me to do it with her. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Re-read in 2006 with GB to get ready to facilitate an expressive writing support group. At the time I first read it fifteen years ago, it did wonders to open me up creatively. certainly..test the waters..plumb the depths..as long as you don't feel as if you might be adversely affected by the doppelganger effect;)(, Julia Cameron works my last nerve. Claire Smythson, wife of the renowned abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis … this book has been highly recommended for me..my curiosity is piqued..what say u?..shall i take the leap? I was desperate to find a new way to make a living and decided to give this my best shot. Re-read in 2006 with GB to get ready to facilitate an expressive writing support group. However, I kept an open mind. And has this, uh, unprecedented year gotten completely in the way of... To see what your friends thought of this book, Why don't you look for a group or start one. The water is fine. Very good review. Taking back our sense of wonder that this goddamned digital age has leached from us. This is a really difficult book for me to rate. I was desperate to find a new way to make a living and decided to give this my best shot. While this is a "spiritual path," you do not need to be religious to nurture the creative spirit within. Today I finished the 12-week program in this book for the 4th time. 5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a classic for a reason. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Then there's this constant babbling about some God the Creator - Whatever. I followed the whole course outlined in this book. The Artist’s Way was probably one of the first self-help books for artists. This works great for Christians I'm sure, but if one isn't in that category, her argument breaks down pretty quickly. I had given it to several people close to me for the last three holidays, but I had never actually done the process. Karen Briscoe, author "Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day". There are parts that are less so...Cameron's argument rests firmly on the shoulders of a Christian God. At first glance, this might seem a bit too new-age-y (is that a word?). I did find some of it helpful though, now that I have the time. The Artist’s Way taught me that creativity comes from putting aside time, and creating. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to live more creatively. With the guidance she provides in this book, you can learn to feel better about yourself and rediscover the joys of life. Being personally well-steeped in recovery culture this book belongs near the 12 Step books and not the crafts section. Those pages are now lovingly known as the whatever pages. Start by marking “The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Very good review. Two weeks. Why don't you look for a group or start one. This is an amazing book - I have done the course several times now, alone & with friends - & have always found that it did wonders for my creativity, especially my writing. This book gives permission, and I think we all need a lot of that in order to take creativ. If you're at the beginning of your creative career, these ideas can give you support and encouragement to do the work and move past obstacles and negative attitudes, especially those expressed by others. Also when one focuses more on craftsmanship rather than i. — On any given day, someone somewhere is likely leading an Artist’s Way group, gamely knocking back the exercises of “The Artist’s Way” book, the quasi-spiritual manual for “creative … No books, newspapers, comics. If one disagrees with her points at all it is interpreted in the book as proof of "being stuck" and requiring her help. A transformative and wise book that speaks to healing and growth that goes far beyond any particular pursuit of an art form. It was a life-changer because it allowed me to articulate my life purpose which is fundamentally about using my voice and helping others to find theirs. She's always talking about looking out at the sun-dappled mesas of New Mexico, or using some other affected, high-falutin' lingo about her gloriously new age, trendy life. If I hadn't signed up for that class, I'm sure I would have never picked up this book. There are parts of this book that are helpful and interesting for everyone. There is no way I could have done this when I was younger, working and raising two kids. Create more, create everyday, and don’t get hung up on the thing you created yesterday. I've just recently rediscovered my creative side and stumbled upon … Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017. I use that as an example but there are other moments in this book where self-indulgence at the expense of others is encouraged. So grateful for this work! (See also: My New Year's resolution for 1998 was to finally actually DO the Artists' Way. Your kid is the masterpiece. It's about finding a way back to that childlike sense of play. I didn’t know about it until recently, but I instantly saw why it was such a big deal at the time … She does take time to say that any God would work (including nature, and other less typical ways of thinking about God), but ultimately as the book progresses it is clear that her vision of God is a loving, giving, creator who is personally invested in each one of us and responds to prayer with miracles and love. If you were an adult in the late 1990s and don't know this book, you were either living under a rock or never set foot inside a bookstore or library or community center for that matter. book. I read and did the exercises in this book during the most intense professional and personal time in my life. I strolled the aisles of dollar stores and played a bit because of her book, and it was fun. Also when one focuses more on craftsmanship rather than inspiration it makes for better work as well. However, I like the little mind toys in this book. There's more pseudo-psychotherapeutic talk than any actual propositions of inviting creativity... Oh, and the repetition of the "artist's child" phrase was driving me insane. The Artist's Way online course is divided into twelve weeks of videos and prompts to complement the structure of the book. This book is a classic for a reason. The first time I did I had no idea what it was all about, I went to a group starting in a local book stor. Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2015. But will I do it this time? Any book that recommends affirmations is not good for much else but using it as a beer coaster. I took the plunge into this book and, like several of my friends, did not make it all the way through (the closest I came to finishing was chapter 10 ... even when i revisited the book a few years later). The Artist's Way is designed to help the most creatively repressed, damaged souls in the world. I expected The Artist's Way to be full of fluffy, New-Agey platitudes, and I approached it with cynicism and skepticism. I was introduced to The Artist's Way back in 2005 when I took a college class on creativity. The Artist’s Way, while it contains some gems, is an overall disappointment. This new book from the author of the international bestseller The Artist's Way guides readers through a year of cultivating a deeper connection to their … I read this ages ago when my mother gave me a copy for my daughter. by Jeremy P. Tarcher, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. Look, for writers and artists whatever inspires you to create is a good thing. I come back to it again and again. The Listening Path: A 6-Week Artist’s Way Program. Thank you, Julia Cameron, for this amazing gift!! Thanks for the review. It is a book to do and it promises major life changes in 13 weeks. This is not a book to read. So, she gets two stars. This page works best with JavaScript. Two weeks later, week 15 it dawned on me and I saw a way out and I knew what I had to do to get there. Bottom Line. This is loathsome. I read each chapter thoroughly. Choose a week below to watch Julia discuss the tools for unblocking your … “THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writing—it is about discovering and developing the artist within whether a painter, poet, screenwriter or musician—but it is a lot about … I did a handful of the exercises at the end of each chapter. 5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book to all people. But it's of no great importance. 13 weeks later there was no epiphany. THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writing—it is about discovering and developing the artist within whether a painter, poet, screenwriter or … This book has been a total, Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017, Excellent resource to apply creative methods to daily life in order to achieve therapeutic goals, Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2013. Ms Cameron has a unique approach to help you unleash the artist/creator inside you. There's a week in there where she requires you to not read at all. I have been inspired by this book, and it has helped me work through things, instead of ignoring big problems with my creative process and trying to push them aside. It would have driven me nuts to even try. My New Year's resolution for 1998 was to finally actually DO the Artists' Way. If one has the time and interest to really delve into the creative … I figured, why not. Verified Purchase. Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2012. I read this book while I wrote Still Alice, and I'm reading it again while I write Left Neglected. I read each chapter thoroughly. Have any of you been able to "do" thisbook? Back when this was published (1992) there wasn't the issue of mindless social media scrolling. I am not an artist and became intimidated because these people were all artists. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies. And my life changed. This lessons in this 12-week study apply to everyone whether you are a writer, a painter, a photographer, teacher or a businessman seeking new ideas. Jump on in. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. However, I kept an open mind. I did the morning pages every day and an artist's date once a week. Hi Byron... although your comment is 9 yrs old and this book itself is 20+ yrs old do you remember what the ugly side was for you? Introduction. Those pages are now lovingly known as the whatever pages. Which was the point she was getting at. The first time, I joined an online group that went through it. I read and worked through this book 13 years ago and it changed my life. A book to cheer you on when you feel like you can only look longingly at your passion (writing, painting, drawing...) because the dog needs a walk and the kids need a bath, and you've bills to pay so you've just come home from a job that took you from the house and back to it without a glimpse of the sun. Well, God's surprise was that they all embraced and help me discover and recognize my artist in hiding. THE ARTIST’S WAY shows how to tap into the higher power that connects human creativity and the creative energies of the universe.” —Mike Gossie, Scottsdale Tribune “THE ARTIST’S WAY … So I thought I would listen to the book and refresh my memory, and again I feel it would do me good. But, of course, I never did it. I was living in Reno and then in Charlotte, NC when the book's popularity hit its zenith and there were Artist Way groups that got together at bookstores, libraries, community centers, and coffee shops. Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2001. Oh, the looks of sheer hatred I got when I announced I'd given myself permission to write morning pages at the end of the day because I knew I wouldn't get them written otherwise. I can't rate this book, since my opinion of it veers wildly between five stars and zero stars. I think I've made some choices in my life that, in hindsight, I might not have made had I not had experience with this book. If she were less Baby-Boomer Annoying, she would have gotten more. Writing (or any of the arts) has a greater verity for my when it's a little less "GIFT OF THE GODS" and a little more "craft." Welcome to my thoughts on An Artist’s Way Week One! Okay, I read over a half and this is cheating a little bit but I am so DONE with the book! It's a time investment, but one that is without-a-doubt worthwhile. I did the morning pages, and found them interesting. I did the morning pages every day and an artist's date once a week. Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2012, I bought this book for myself & my husband saw the book & claimed it. It’s premise is that God wants us to be creative, dwells within us, and esseintially, we have to get out of our own way … Then there's this constant babbling about some God the Creator - Whatever. Mindless reading. This book is a classic for a reason. And I do believe that enduring through 150 pages of this entitles me to regard it as absolutely "read". She's always talking about looking out at the sun-dappled mesas of New Mexico, or using some other affected, high-falutin' lingo about her gloriously new age, trendy life. 51 reviews. You absolutely do NOT have to be an artist to benefit from The Artist's Way. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Anyone who wants to be an artist but doesn't think they can be. It assumes nothing and asks its readers to take charge of their own recovery effort. 2.0 out of 5 stars Actual book looks nice, but the content is horrible. That is something I fundamentally disagree with. There's a problem loading this menu right now. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. It is a book to do and it promises major life changes in 13 weeks. Loren107. Okay, I read over a half and this is cheating a little bit but I am so DONE with the book! All this being said, I do find the morning pages helpful. I'm interested to check that one out too. The most successful creators view their work as a craft in the same manner that a furniture maker or a bricklayer would, in my experience. So it was the issue of reading back then. I have been living a wonderfully creative life since my Artist's Way experience and will be forever thankful. Another book that has changed my life! From the beginning of the year been insanely busy - emphasis on “insane” - with all the preparation and marketing involved with the Huntress series, relaunching. However, as a working artist, I appreciated this book and found value in her ideas. All 12 weeks of it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition well worth buying. This is an excellent guide for all creative individuals, which really includes all of us, even those who don't think we are creative. Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert "The Artist's Way is not exclusively about writing—it is about discovering and developing the artist … The second time, I attempted it alone. I’ve started it several times and it took me this fourth time to get all the way through. Julia feels like a mentor who knows just how to lead you to where you need to go. I was already on my way to discovering a few of the main drivers in the book, but it would have taken me many years to collect them. Directed by Tom Dolby. Look, for writers and artists whatever inspires you to create is a good thing. Editorial Reviews. Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2007. She shows you how to focus on the positive aspects in your life and remove yourself from the negative attitudes and people that hold you back. See all 8 questions about The Artist's Way…, Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Very Quick Reads. However, the ground I did cover helped me get more honest with myself about my creative interests. On the whole, the key to the Artist's Way is selfishness. The most successful creators view their work as a craft in the same manner that a furniture maker or a bricklayer would, in my experience. Did you set an extremely ambitious Reading Challenge goal back in January? 13 weeks later there was no epiphany. And my l. I was introduced to The Artist's Way back in 2005 when I took a college class on creativity. Other friends have also recommended the War of Art as a tool for unlocking creativity. The Artist’s Way is a time-tested book and a process for getting creatively unstuck. I was a little concerned at the word "spiritual" and potential religious interpretations, but had to buy the book for school anyway, so I did. The Artist’s Way Review. The first time I did I had no idea what it was all about, I went to a group starting in a local book store. The pages also help non-artist types clear their minds so they can better focus on their life challenges and to figure out what their life path should be. Oh, the looks of sheer hatred I got when I announced I'd given myself permission to write morning pages at the end of the day because I knew I wouldn't get them written otherwise. I've started and failed to complete even one. … I followed the whole course outlined in this book. i'm just randomly pulling these off my shelf, literally, i didn't even know i had this still but it's what helped me get back to writing when i did my first book eight thousand years ago, the one everyone says WHY CAN'T YOU WRITE ANOTHER BOOK LIKE THAT??? Mindless reading. Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2017. Jun 5. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years, with fifteen books (including bestsellers, “In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. This book gives permission, and I think we all need a lot of that in order to take creative baby steps. There's more pseudo-psychotherapeutic talk than any actual propositions of inviting creativity... Oh, and the repetition of the "artis. Well, 13 if you count that week I got pissed off and nearly quit. First read this book with a class in 1997. the perfect 'bible' for any creative soul. Well, 13 if you count that week I got pissed off and nearly quit. Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018, I have given away many copies of this book, Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2018. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017. October 21, 2017. Welcome back. Julia Cameron has written a book that, as a writer, I didn't think I really needed. 84 reviews. There are two main actions in this book. Any book that recommends affirmations is not good for much else but using it as a beer coaster. And thank you to RJ Julia's book store in CT for the gift of this edition. The last two times, I went through it with a local group that I gathered and facilitated. Written By Matt Tillotson. Upcoming Events. I still didn't know where to go, so I started over from the beginning. The book is described as a "A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity". Here is one of the most entertaining films in many a moon, a film that charms because of its story, its performances and because of the sly way it plays with being silent and black and white. I did the morning pages, a. Julia Cameron works my last nerve. “THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writing—it is about discovering and developing the artist within whether a painter, poet, screenwriter or musician—but it is … This book and its accompanying workbook would work well for both individual and group studies. Go ahead. The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity is a self-help book by American author Julia Cameron.The book was written to help people with artistic creative recovery, which teaches … Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019. programs (the first time). Since its first publication, The Artist's Way phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss, and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to … No books, newspapers, comics. Published in 2002, it is alsoa workbook where you go through the … First read this book with a class in 1997. All 12 weeks of it. It must be the equivalent of "the inner goddess" from The Fifty Shades of Grey or something. I completed every chapter but one, but then, I'm retired. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017. Rebelled against an author in her old age a million miles away telling me what to do. Meanwhile, I look out at the cracked concrete of my driveway in the Chicago drizzle and wonder how us normal people ever survived without people like Julia Cameron telling us about their fantastically charmed lives. I've just recently rediscovered my creative side and stumbled upon this book along the journey. You should not skip your child's soccer game to paint your masterpiece. Hollywood 1927. There's a week in there where she requires you to not read at all. Confess that I did not complete all the exercises contained, yet found the journey to still be very powerful. However, I found this book (For me) to be too "I am an artist, I am bohemian, I create" attitude. For anyone looking to rekindle their creative nature, this is a must have book. Both intuitive and methodical, this book guides the gaze within and helps you dig deep. I read The Artist's Way a few years ago and could see the benefits of actually doing the work in it. The Artist’s Way was recommended to me by one of my best friends almost a decade ago now, after I got rejected from M.F.A. Back when this was published (1992) there wasn't the issue of mindless social media scrolling. This friend has a tattoo that says “Only … But I don't do a hell of a lot of social media, and the plasticity of actors in movies and TV gives me the will. For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program-a workbook and … Getting in the habit of writing morning pages was a wonderful way to drain my brain and start each day fresh. We've become blocked creatively because of our habits and we react like a hurt dog when there's the threat of change. However, I found this book (For me) to be too "I am an artist, I am bohemian, I create" attitude. But I don't do a hell of a lot of social media, and the plasticity of actors in movies and TV gives me the willies so I don't watch much, so it wasn't a problem to hold off on those. If I hadn't signed up for that class, I'm sure I would have never picked up this book. The Artist’s Way: A review and week-by-week journal. Maybe I'm missing the entire point, since I realize this book is … It changed my life. Working through the chapters reawakened my creativity and allowed my inner child to come through. I expected The Artist's Way to be full of fluffy, New-Agey platitudes, and I approached it with cynicism and skepticism. Meanwhile, I look out at the cracked concrete of my driveway in the Chicago drizzle and wonder how us normal people ever survived without people like Julia Cameron telling us about their fantastically charmed lives. I recently completed the 12-week book on my own, and I think that it was very well put together. Verified Purchase. However, I like the little mind toys in this book. I was still struggling to slough off some negative parental programming about being a writer, and this book (along with a good friend) helped give me permission to explore that side of myself. With Lena Olin, Bruce Dern, Avan Jogia, Stefanie Powers. It helps artists examine their lives and better utilize the power of their imaginations. So it was the issue of reading back then. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.”. Verified Purchase. What The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, is a 12 week do-it-yourself creativity course that I started in Sep 16 and finished in Dec 16. If you’re on a creative journey, this book review might be the one for you. 01/12/21 Brookline, MA at Brookline Booksmith LIVE online Buy Tickets; 01/14/21 New York, NY at 92 St Y Buy Tickets; 01/16/21 … I had given it to several people close to me for the last three holidays, but I had never actually done the process. The Artist's Way for Parents Includes techniques for creativity that shows you how: exercising creativity, alone and together, strengthens the bond between parent and child; and how your child can learn to … I've been consistent with the morning pages pretty much ever since,and have gone back to Julia's classroom numerous times.The one thing I learned from the very start was "there is no way to do this wrong".Beleive me, There isn't.