A few notes so we are all on the same page. Or at least the same chapter. ;)
I´m in no way related to Julia Cameron. I have no formal training to teach lessons/coach. I´m a fan going through “The Artist´s Way” for the second time, sharing her experiences here and offering a space for other people to share their experiences too.
That means I will show you a lot of stuff I´ve found related to the chapters, I will suggest links, I will share (some of) my own exercises and all my artist dates. I will also visit each and everyone of you and will cheer for you all the way. :D
That doesn´t mean I´ll be the perfect hostess. I will whine from time to time and you will see the marks of my nails on the wall when being dragged by the exercises out of my comfort zone. I might … there is no other way to say this … cheat a bit. *blush* I might write two (very big but still two) pages instead of three or go on an artist day with company. That´s all part of my own way
Use June to read the Introduction. Sunday June 26th is an important date as we will be signing our contract (You´ll find it in the book at the end of the Introduction) and getting ready. I will provide a MrLinky space in case you want to share your contract and thoughts on your hopes and fears about this journey. A picture of your notebook would be nice too. J
July 3rd: First check in to introduce yourself as we start our merry way. Start reading Chapter 1, writing your morning pages in case you haven´t already and doing the exercises.
July 17th: Chapter 1 Check In. Have you showed up for your artist date? Where did you go? Have you written your pages? (According to Julia Cameron nobody must see your pages, not even you for the first 8 to 10 weeks) Have you done your exercises? A MrLinky space will be provided here to share your experiences. Start reading Chapter 2 and working on it.
July 31St: Chapter 2 Check In. How´s it looking? What did you do for your date? Are the pages going steady? Are your lists flowing or has resistance kicked in? A MrLinky space will be provided here to share your experiences. Start reading and working on Chapter 3.
As you see we will meet every two weeks, giving us breathing space to do the exercises in between jobs, families and house chores. We will keep this schedule till Chapter #12 at the end of the year.
Enjoy the journey. It will be exciting, moving and certainly inspiring.
How to share with MrLinky: you type in your name in the first box (the way you´d introduce yourself) and then the url/link to your post (not your whole blog url) where you share your work with the current chapter. When you come back next week your name will likely automatically be entered but you need to redo or paste over the url/link with your new post's address.