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The Artist's Way Monthly Meetup Guide: Workshop - Week 4

Online guide for The Artist's Way Monthly Meetup, a continuation of the six-week The Artist's Way Workshop at the Palisades Free Library.

Weeks 7 & 8 of The Artist's Way

Week 7: Recovering a Sense of Connection

We turn this week to the practice of right attitudes for creativity. The emphasis is on your receptive as well as active skills. The essays, exercises, and tasks aim at excavating areas of genuine creative interest as you connect with your personal dreams.

Page 117. Cameron, Julia (1992). The Artist's Way. New York: Penguin.

Week 8: Recovering a Sense of Strength

This week tackles another major creative block: time. You will explore the ways in which you have used your perception of time to preclude taking creative risks. You will identify immediate and practical changes you can make in your current life. You will excavate the early conditioning that may have encouraged you to settle for far less than you desire creatively.

Page 129. Cameron, Julia (1992). The Artist's Way. New York: Penguin.

Check-In

Check-In

  • How many days this week did you do your morning pages? How was the experience? Have you been tempted to abandon them?
  • Did you do your artist's date this week? What did you do? How did it feel? Have you kept the emphasis on fun?
  • Were there any issues or accomplishments this week that were significant for you?
  • Did you experience any synchronicity this week?

The Jealousy Map

Your jealousy map will have three columns. In the first column, name those whom you are jealous of. Next to each name write why. Be as specific and accurate as you can. In the third column, list one action you can take to move toward creative risk and out of jealousy.

Page 124. Cameron, Julia (1992). The Artist's Way. New York: Penguin.

Jim Collins Letter to Judy

Tasks for Next Week

  • Morning Pages

    • Three pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-consciousness, every day.
  • Artist Date

    • One block of time, especially set aside to nurture your creative consciousness.
  • Reading

    • Read/browse through Weeks 8 & 9 of The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.
  • Create something!

    • Create something (anything) to bring with you to the next meeting to share with the group.