I am working my way through The Artist’s Way (again) for the workshop by the same name that I am facilitating. It is a great group of like minded creatives in this workshop and I'm thrilled to share The Artist's Way ideas with them.
The workshop is intended to teach people to process and transform their life through acts of creativity. Equally exciting and frightening, participation is practiced through creative action, not just through theory.
There are two basic tools that run throughout the course, the Morning Pages and the Artist Date.
The Morning Pages
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize our day.
The Artist Date
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly “artistic.” They should encourage play, embrace joy, feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, the only question you need to ask yourself is “what sounds fun?”
We share our creative dreams and goals, we celebrate, we puzzle over our challenges... Together we work towards actualizing our own creative power but ultimately we each go through the process ourselves. And isn't that exciting?!