Renewed energy

So, life has been crazy busy here. We're happy and healthy and living a full life, now expecting our second child who will grace us with his or her presence sometime around the Winter solstice. We're all so happy about this new little being growing in my swelling belly, and with that has also come an unbelievable amount of tiredness and sickness, neither of which was experienced when I was pregnant with Zeal. Now, stepping into the second trimester, my energy is returning and I am ready to take on the world and all the creative energy that it has to give.

And towards that end, I am returning to the first tool I (as and adult) ever consciously used to help tap into my creativity, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Many many years ago, as I finished college and was entering a new chapter in my life, I with a few friends, turn to Ms. Cameron and her amazing collection of creativity materials and embarked on the 12 week program that is The Artist's Way. And now I find myself kind of in a bit of a creative limbo. I have more than my share of projects I want to get going on, enough goals to keep me busy for a few years, and somehow very little drive to get them completed. But, as anyone who has ever been pregnant knows, that second trimester energy and renewed sense of passion can just take over.

So, here's a little description of the book from the cover:
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
"A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self... For Writer's Poets, Actors, Painters, Musicians-and Creative people in All Walks of Life"

So here's my question...
We know that kids need good, strong, passionate models for their own creativity to emerge. Any of you readers feel like taking this Artist's Way plunge with me, to discover and model your own creativity? I would be honored if you would join me on the creative journey, this creative revolution!


Valerie Willman said...

I would love to do this with you. I've read the Artist's Way at least twice and I've taken a class based on it.

It'll be fun!

How shall we start?


Ginger Carlson, author said...

Cool! I've done week 1, but I'll wait for you if you wanna play catch-up!

Valerie Willman said...

How do you want to work the book together? Doing morning pages and artist's dates are all solo experiences anyway, but I think it would be effective (and help us keep motivated to finish) if we met every week or every other week, as time allows, and share what's come up for each other.

If that's agreeable to you, would getting together before Country Fair be doable for you? I'm in town this weekend -- we aren't doing anything for the 4th. Kids are gone and Paul is working.