Monday, January 24, 2011

Dancing in the woods and other advice.

By John Jude Palencar On Friday Eric Fortune posted some artistic advice that resonated with a number of visitors to our blog. Most have read or leafed through the book "Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain". That book offers hands-on practical exercises for the artist to develop a way of seeing the world. The material Eric posted was a bit different. As artists we all know creating art is a bit of a mind game. While we all have fairly decent dexterity and can come up with solutions for a variety of projects. There is a point were we all get "blocked" or have stagnant periods in our creativity. Eric stumbled across the material he posted while working in the art department of a Midwest company. He didn't know the source of the material that he posted. After reading Eric's post something sounded familiar. I was sure that I had read these constructive suggestions before. Since I haven't read this book in a while ( I will have to revisit the material) I am about 90% sure that this is where Eric's source material came from... The book is titled "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron (ex-wife of James?). Her book addresses many of the pitfalls and creative blocks that all creative people face. Now I must go dance in the woods.... Amazon Link "The Artist's Way

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