I've heard about the impact The Artist's Way can have. The book came highly recommended to me by a friend of a friend in talking about indulging our creativity and being an artist. I ordered it shortly thereafter.
And it sat on my bookshelf. And it sat. And it sat.
A few weeks ago, I woke up earlier than usual on a chill Sunday and decided to pick it up. I began writing my "morning pages" (an integral part of the experience, along with artist dates).
Thus began my journey.
Within a few days I already felt a difference, as I started to take my art a bit more seriously and toy with ideas for how to take things to the next level.
“We've all heard that the unexamined life is not worth living, but consider too that the unlived life is not worth examining.”
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about sharing my experience. It feels so intimate and incredibly introspective. It's definitely enlightening, so I want to share some of my revelations. But I also feel like this experience wasn't really meant to be shared. That doing so would dilute the very experience. I don't want to broadcast introspection. In this day and age of social media, blogging and ALL THE SHARING, don't some things remain personal and private?
But I do want to share how much I'm enjoying the book and how excited I am to keep at it and see where it leads me. I may share a few gems gleaned along the way. But even if I don't, I trust my life will reveal the impact. At least I hope so...