The Artist’s Way

artists-way-coverThe Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity

by Julia Cameron

Almost every artist I know seems to have heard of this book. None of them, as far I know, have finished it. It’s not meant to be read cover to cover (I did it anyway)… The end of each chapter is more of a workbook with exercises. Activities later, I read it all first.

I’m glad I did. For all those that start and never finish, it’s a shame to miss out on the wisdom from the later chapters.

Reading this book requires an open mind. There are concepts, language, and activities I can almost guarantee don’t fit in with how you think about the way you — or the universe — works. That’s part of the value in this book: it stretches you past what you know. Even if you don’t believe any of it, it’s worth it for the mental exercise.