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Week 12: The Artist's Way

Overall, this book does force some introspection. If you really work through the chapters and tasks as they are laid out, you will learn about you. You will learn your strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how much crazy you are willing to take, and when to walk away. You will learn to see the positive and see when life is falling in to place, as well as know when you are getting off track for creativity.

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Week 11: The Artist's Way

The lesson of Week 11 is Recovering a Sense of Autonomy, the ability to care for oneself. And all the lessons are geared toward taking care of you, reconnecting with you, planning events around self care and self love. This is an important chapter to delve in to as self care is something talked about a lot these days but rarely actually practiced. I plan every week to take a nice hot bath with a glass of wine and never actually do it.

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Week 9: The Artist's Way

Week 9 is recovering a sense of compassion—for yourself, for your unfinished projects, for who you are and where you are as an artist. The biggest assignment was writing out frustrations and fears with a project, either one already begun or one in the still thinking about it phase. So I wrote about the pattern making project. I’m brand new to pattern making, and I started the project because I have a lot of clothes I want to make and nothing currently existing that suits my needs.

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Week 8: The Artist's Way

Week 8 is for Recovering your Sense of Strength.  This week was a bit tough.  Julia Cameron has us tackle lost time and lost projects; projects begun but now considered a loss, and allowing ourselves time to mourn for lost projects and time.  Was not easy as I generally focus on success and moving forward. I mean, I KNOW when something didn’t work, and I take that lesson in the moment, but I don’t revisit failures and I don’t like to dwell on the past.

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Week 7: The Artist's Way

Part of receptivity is being willing to treat yourself like you matter, like you are important. Take the time to enjoy a luxurious bath, bake the cake, listen to the music. God wants us to get in touch with our creativity, to surround ourselves with what inspires us. Connecting with that inspiration will help us as artist’s to soar to more heights.

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