I was gliding across the blogo-vlogosphere this weekend and I noticed a large number of Creatives are engaging in The Artist’s Way program and posting their reflections and insights on their social media platforms. (For those readers not familiar with the book/program, please click here for a quick explanation.)
I have attempted to do the program several times, but I always got bogged down by the author’s meandering and unfocused writing style and would eventually give up the reading. However, the tools the author insists that Creatives follow in overcoming their expressive blocks and reclaiming the inner Artist have been amazingly useful. One tool consists of writing “morning pages”, three pages of long hand writing done every morning upon waking. Even if one is not a writer, this journaling activity helps the Creative break up and move through blockages. Another tool is the Artist’s Date, a regular activity to stimulate and refresh the creative output.
I was so inspired by what others have been doing with the program that I decided to give it another go. I went on an Artist’s Date this weekend (see the previous post) and this morning I did Morning Pages writing. I will try to do the readings and I intend to post my Check-ins each week here.
I don’t have the courage and lack of vulnerability to vlog about my experience, so I will stick to writing about them here. However, I will enjoy other Creatives’ vlogs, such as this one by Burgess Taylor.