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Finding Water

The Art of Perseverence
Paperback Book
December, 2009
$24.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Julia Cameron continues to guide readers on the “spiral path” of their artistic journeys in this eloquent third book (after Walking in This World) in the series that began with her bestselling creativity manual, The Artist’s Way.

Structured as a 12-week course in regaining one’s relationship with one’s own work, whether it be writing, painting or music, Finding Water grapples with the symbiotic relationship between art and spirituality. Cameron posits a benevolent universe waiting to support the artist, whose job is simply to get out of the way and become a channel for the work to speak through them. Toward this end, she instructs readers in exercises for uncovering a sense of optimism, balance, resilience, perspective and discipline, among other strengths.

When we move toward our own creativity, we move toward our Creator. When we seek to become more spiritual, we find ourselves becoming more creative. Our creativity and our spirituality are so closely interconnected they are in effect one and the same thing. Speaking of God, we often use the terms “Maker” or “Creator” without recognizing that those are the terms for “artist.” God is the Great Artist. We are creations and we are intended, in turn, to be creative ourselves.

Woven through with confessional anecdotes from her life as a writing teacher and oft-blocked artist wrestling with self-esteem and faith in her work, this combination of action-oriented steps and heartfelt revelations will speak to many of us who struggle with the challenges an artist faces, such as making the decision to begin a new project; persevering when a new approach to your art does not bear immediate fruit; staying focused when other parts of your life threaten to overwhelm or distract; and spotting possibilities for artistic inspiration in the most unlikely places.

Finding Water is for weathering those periods in an artist’s life when inspiration appears to have run dry.

Publisher’s Description: 

The bestselling trilogy that began with "The Artist's Way" and "Walking in This World" concludes with this guidance on weathering the periods in an artist's life when inspiration appears to have run dry.This third book in Julia Cameron's bestselling trilogy on the creative process - beginning with The Artist's Way and Walking in This World - offers guidance on weathering the periods in an artist's life when inspiration appears to have run dry.

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