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Julia journals through part of her year, giving us a glimpse into her artistic life. I appreciated all of the helpers she had placed in her life and the way she encouraged others in their creative pursuits. A good reminder to surround ourselves with other artists of various kinds. Prefer The Artist's Way or The Right to Write over this one.
It took me a while to understand why God put this book in my hands. It wasn't what I was expecting. I anticipated a book that would inspire me with short stories about how others were inspired. Instead, this book is a beautifully written journal showing how creative people live creative lives. I read about people who don't sit around waiting for the right time or the right studio or the right anything else. They do! They create! With abundant love and joy! This book did inspire me. It inspired me to do it now, not wait until I retire, or I have the perfect space, or when the kids move out, or any other when. It inspired me to live the creative life now. So, here I am writing, with pumpkin bread baking in the oven. When I am finished writing I will knit and make pumpkin lattes to go with the pumpkin bread. Like Julia and the wonderfully creative people she wrote about in her book, I will do it all with abundant love and joy.
Thank you, Julia Cameron, for doing the work you were called to do.
Thank you, God, for putting this book in my hands.
I found this book to have no purpose. It's random journal entries for a period of her life. The problem is she only talks about things on the surface. She may talk about a meal or a show she saw but that's it. Nothing about how it inspires her. I found that I didn't care about her friends and what they were doing because the fact is the shows being created during this time will never go anywhere.
The only plus of this book was it was a fast read.
I really liked the "creative diary" approach to this book. It just proves how much is involved with choosing this occupation. Work with enjoyment, enjoyment with work. Very entertaining and inspirational....thank you Julia and keep up the good work.