Reflections on The Artist's Way, Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity

This is the second in a series of posts about The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, a book and a self-study program developed by Julia Cameron in the 1990s.

Each week of the program is focused on a theme. In the post, I’ll be looking back on Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity. Cameron begins the week by discussing the ebb and flow of gaining strength and falling back into self-doubt. As we grow, there can be doubt even in the growth itself. Cameron gives some helpful advice — ‘Do not let your self-doubt turn into self-sabotage.’

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52 Ways to Be Creative: Mini Zine with The Drawing Club

I met Manolya Isik a year ago when she dropped in to support Bill Wright’s Enhanced Illustration course at Central Saint Martins. The course was a lot of fun, introduced me to new digital techniques, and connected me a group of independent illustrators working in London.

Since then, I had my eye on attending one of her workshops. Manolya runs The Drawing Club, a monthly event held upstairs at SMUG, a lovely lifestyle store on Camden Passage in Islington, London.

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52 Ways to Be Creative, Week 2: The Natural Magic of Terrarium Building

For week 2 of 52 Ways to Be Creative I took a turn building a terrarium with the Botanical Boys. The experience was hosted by Ben and Daz at their home in East London. The workshop space was filled with beautifully constructed terrariums they’ve created since starting their business in 2016.

Daz started by giving a brief history of the terrarium, noting the first terrariums dated from Victorian times.I put on my provided apron and got ready to get my hands dirty.

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An Introduction to 52 Ways to Be Creative

I’m super excited to announce my project for 2019 — 52 Ways to Be Creative.

Each week of this year, I will take a course, do a workshop, or take part in peer-to-peer learning related to art, design, and all things creative. I plan to develop my existing abilities, refresh a few forgotten skills, and stretch into new areas.

I’ll share what I learn along the way, and you are welcome you to join me in the process.

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