Who benefits most from taking Artist’s Way? Established, aspiring artists or Non-Artists?
Article By Kelly Morgan.
Sometimes people call me up and say they are not “an artist” and therefore shouldn’t take The Artist’s Way or other CreativeLife workshops. What I let them know is that you do not have to be an artist to benefit. Anyone will benefit if they want the following:
1.to create (or bring something new into existence — art or their whole life) with more ease and joy.
2.to better respect their intuitive guidance and get in touch with their authentic dreams and desires.
3.to align with the inexhaustible creative energies of the universe to be more original and inspired.
4.to overcome monkey mind: doubts, insecurities, perfectionism, procrastination . . .anything that blocks them from their own higher guidance.
5.to understand they are on a creative path . . . that regardless of your profession, you life is a hero's journey.
Below are more answers to the question posed by this article. If you are in transition, an aspiring or professional artist, a shadow artist (what is that?) or a creative person who doesn’t consider yourself an artist . . . skip down to whichever most interests you and keep reading.
IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING OR WORKING ARTIST BENEFIT HOW WILL THE ARTIST’S WAY WORKSHOP BENEFIT YOU?
Screen and other writers, painters and other visual artists; performance artists of all kinds including comedians, actors, musicians, dancers and singers. Includes directors, animators, graphic designers and other commercial production artists as well as those who use their creativity to design hair, floral arrangements, etc. all benefit from The Artist’s Way workshop. If your answers are yes to any of the following questions, you will benefit. Are you tired of working alone? Like to spend time with others who encourage and support you in growing? Do you feel burned out? Underpaid? Would you like more inspiration? A sense of direction? Or perhaps you feel energized and ready to earn more money and take more risks, but aren’t sure how to start? Do you need inspiration and renewal?
WHAT IS A SHADOW ARTIST? AND IF YOU ARE ONE HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM ARTIST’S WAY WORKSHOP?
A shadow artist is someone who supports other artists in realizing their creative potential but may not allow themselves to follow their own creative path. To determine if you are a shadow artist, ask yourself the following. Do you suspect that you are creative but don’t think it means anything? Are you supporting or encouraging artists but not expressing your own creativity? Are you a casting director, agent, producer, account manager, assistant to an established artist who is afraid to even try to write or paint or whatever because you could never be as good as them?
Do you worry that you could not earn your living as an artist, and then not try to follow your own creative dreams?
ARE YOU A CREATIVE PERSON BUT NOT OFFICIALLY AN ARTIST? IF SO, HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?
As I said earlier in this article, you do not have to be a professional artist to benefit from the Artist’s Way workshop. The housewife who used to play piano; the scientist or engineer who uses their creativity at work but doesn’t consider themselves “an artist” have all benefitted. Accountants, lawyers, doctors and others who want to balance the left side of their brain and want to be more creative in their non-professional lives have benefitted. Business owners use the Artist’s Way program to come up with new ideas for products and ways to promote their companies.
The Artist’s Way is for anyone who wants to try something new; and create their whole lives using “way of the artist.”
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