Okay, Dear Reader, last post for today. As Saturday comes to a close, I want you to think about something. We are all artists of the everyday, whether it’s comforting a sick child, handling month-end reports with aplomb, dealing with disagreements in the PTA meeting, handling what new craziness teenagers give us (and not, apparently, just teenagers), and in short, just living our regular lives. It’s the special flourish we add to a meal, or the way we write emails or posts for friends. Some of us dare to take on the mantle of artist; others lurk in the shadows, nearby but afraid to step out of the shadows and risk finding out they’re not artistic at all, and it was just a dream.
But I’m here to tell you, we are all artistic in some way.
For many years now, I’ve been working with Julia Cameron’s material in The Artist’s Way and other books. I have seen it change my life and the lives of the people in my workshops. These are powerful tools. If you find yourself approaching the holidays with a secret longing to get some paint supplies from Santa, or a new writing desk, or some pottery supplies, or any of a hundred other things, you owe it to yourself to check out her book.
The only thing you have to lose is your pessimism.
– E.E. Cummings
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