Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Artist's Way!


Wow, so I am reading this book called The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, A Course in Discovering and Recovering our Creative Self - Wow!!! I know, some of you are like - "you are just now reading this?" Answer - Yes, it found me a couple of weeks ago, and I never knew about this book. I think this is the best book on this kind of subject I have ever read! I would call it the bible of art thinking. The thing I love about this book, is that it addresses all people. Not just "artists". It is not about the simple idea of art, but actually living a more creative life and being in touch with yourself. It talks about our responsibility to give of ourselves and how we can create for ourselves and others. And the best part is all the creative ideas ans ways to unlock those blocks. It is such a good read - you can't put it down. She talks like she is sitting right next to you, and I understand her. This is rare for me! ha! So, if you have writers block, art block, or simply want to have more creative eyes and ears - READ THIS BOOK! You will love it!

So today, I plan to miss rehearsals because of a sore throat, and rest, and paint! I don't want to get the other actors in Three Sisters get sick, so I can stay home and catch up on a couple of painted wine glass orders. I will post pictures as soon as they are done.

I had a really fun dream last night - I dreamed the kids and I got picked for a photo shoot, but the lady that picked me wanted me to have RED curly hair!!! LOL! So, yes - in my dream, I had the make-up artist give me a perm, and dye my hair a strawberry blond. LOL! It was so funny! Then, the lady that picked us for the shoot, went on to tell me not to worry about the wrinkles around my eyes, or the dark circles because she saw it as aged beauty! She wanted more of it in her pictures. Weird huh?

Oh well - I will update soon. Have a great week ahead!
Beth - Kiwi Arts

11 comments:

  1. Beth...this is quite a coincidence. Rebecca just mentioned this book to me last week. I take this as a sign that I really really really need to read this book. Thank you sweetie!! :)

    xo
    Maria

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  2. Oh that is so funny Maria! Yes - this must be a sign for all of us. I am telling you, this book called me from the shelf! I said, if there is book that will help me, and I need to read it - show yourself. My eyes darted over to this book so fast! It was a strange feeling - I laughed and said, so you are the book! LOL! I bought it and took it home. So here we are! :-) We will have to keep each other going as we read it. Let me know how you are doing. Beth

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  3. I love that book. I have worked through it more than once. Things/situations change over time.

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  4. Ok, that is good to know - thank you. I am so glad I bought it and not just checked it out at the library.

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  5. It could happen! the red hair thing!..maybe a wig. :)

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  6. Yes, maybe a wig - tee hee :-) After the movie is done, I may go for a box dye just to see how it would look. Fun! :-)

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  7. I got to chapter 4 or 5 and it said to stop reading for a week..Don't read anything, even this book!

    Update: I haven't picked up the book again in the last month....probably not the best advice from an author!

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  8. This book sounds great Beth. I will have to check it out. By the way, I have nominated you for the Kreative Blog Award. Check out my blog for details. Take Care!

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