The Artist way ‘Morning pages’ written by Julia Cameron. Is a friendly reminder of how to stay open-minded or activate your creativity. The aspect that I love a lot about this book, that it is very clear, easy to read and apply. Simply said, the book states that every morning you take 3 pages. It is up to you to do whatever you what you want to do.
You can write, draw, scribble, make to-do lists or just anything to blow of steam. Then you never ever look at it again. Considering you don’t want to do this. I like to take a quick scan at the end of my book.
The next assignment is once a week, you need to make time for yourself. She calls this your artist date, the time is to explore your creativity.
In my art school, they called this my Dummy.
Dummy wants to say the artist journal, like Julia Cameron, refers to in her book the artist way ‘morning pages. It is a safe place for putting your notes, your drawings, pictures, and inspirations. In fact, everything that would be possible to integrate or show your process.
I believe I am not the only one who changed from artist/atelier life – into working in an office. Which means that the first months out of school my notebook remained entirely untouched. During my daily job, I am not able to make notes or draw and being so much out of touch. During the evening, I am rather tired and my inspiration was gone. Even today when I am Freelancing I feel it is rather difficult.
For example, Every day I take 15 minutes for my art practice. Also and once a week I take one afternoon to create a piece. Besides that, I am working on projects that I make for clients. I get quickly sucked in the administrative part of working as a freelancer.
The artist way ‘ Morning pages’. Is truly helping me to stay in touch with my inner artist
For me Julia Cameron’s technique that she describing in her book: The artist way ‘ Morning pages’. Is truly helping me to stay in touch with my inner artist. I use this my artist journal to brainstorm and realise the pieces during my artist dates.