It came into my hands quite by chance; a random selection from our community centre library that intrigued me enough to take it home. It’s a 12 chapter self discovery course of sorts, taking you through exercises and activities one week at a time. So enthralled with it was I, that I walked into a used book store only to spot it in the distance waiting for me to buy it. We’re talking about a book that was at the time over ten years old!
After only three weeks of journaling and homework, I noticed a change both in my attitude and in the feedback from my work! I had gotten off track. I began painting what I liked and not striving to paint what sells. I used affirmations to raise my self-esteem. Creativity climbed to new heights, and my heart and soul went into my work. Paintings actually sold and doors were opening for me too.
I am so grateful for this book as I gained the discipline to write three handwritten pages into my journal every morning. It’s amazing what comes out by page two. I make sure that I take myself out on an artist date at least once a week to keep me inspired. It can be a trip to a charity shop or an art gallery or even perusing art supply stores or watching a movie about artists. Now I take myself more seriously when it comes to my art and I don’t listen to the “voice of doom” that often haunts me when I’m feeling less qualified. I’ve even added yoga to my morning routine for an all around mind/body/soul workout. I highly recommend this book to anyone who may be feeling blocked creatively.