Creative Lifestyle Must-Have: The Artist’s Way!

The Artist's Way

Creativity is everything in life- from breathing and eating to speaking and performing even the simplest tasks– its all an act of creation. You can chose to be rote and fall into habit, or you can choose to tune in and turn on a whole exciting new way to do anything artfully.  Artfulness is a high vibration of activity. At a high vibration, all sorts of magic-feeling alchemy can happen.

For those of you who haven’t heard, I am teaching my first feng shui’d creativity course in March, and its a very big deal that I owe to Julia Cameron.  I actually would never have the career and platform for self-expression that I am so grateful for had it not been for the book The Artist’s Way.  Whether you stopped creating art because of fear, suppressive voices in your environment that tell you that you are just dreaming… or perhaps due to simple exasperation… The Artist’s Way will open the doors to a whole new realm of creativity if you engage it!

I’ve done The Artist’s Way book/course 8 times cover-to-cover.  Its never failed me.  

Some things I’ve accomplished in the process of the book over 8 times through— starting to study feng shui (!), blazing through screenplay drafts, connecting to people I’ve dreamt of working with, designing jewelry and selling it in a big way (I never really knew I could!), starting my Tumblr, starting THIS blog, developing better relationships, writing a novel, hosting internet music shows (again, never knew I could)…and stripping life of drama… amongst many many other things prompted by this creative energy “accessibility” course of a book!

I’ve run online groups through The Artist’s Way. Ive seen intensely brilliant successes.  If you have not read The Artist’s Way and have not done the exercises, I implore you to grab a copy!  If enough of you express interest, I just might run another “online group” of Artist Way’ers doing the exciting 12 weeks of creative excavation she outlines so succinctly. (*Let me know, I will definitely consider doing it again!)

Walking in this world

In other news, I just got myself going on Julia Cameron’s Walking In This World, the follow-up to The Artist’s Way.  Amongst the very revelatory tasks,  one of the exercises in the first chapter is DO NOTHING.  As in, turn on music, turn off other electronics, lay down and breathe.  Do nothing. That’s it. Plain and simple.  Its funny how little we are apt to do something so easy…and how great it feels!  The chapters to come- covering everything from setting boundaries to being authentic to having a sense of camaraderie are right up my alley. I will be back to you soon with an update on how this book lands as I move through it.  In the mean time, hop over to Learn It Live and register for my free feng shui’d creativity course right HERE!!! xoxoxo Dana

Michelle February 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I have not read The Artist’s Way although I’ve heard of it. Love to do an online! I’ll look for updates.

Melinda February 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I’ve heard so many good things about The Artist’s Way and it’s been recommended to me a few times just recently. Sounds like the Universe is telling me to do it. If you run an online group, I’m definitely interested.

Julz February 27, 2013 at 2:39 am

I love the Artists way and would love to go through it again. Yes to the online course!

Dana Parker September 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Are you starting the group today??

danaclaudat September 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

yes!!! posting right now!

Ar Tyr January 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm

wow. what perfect readings to set your toes on the path. Julia makes it so simple to get it.
and… “dreams”…
“Intention is way cooler than goal setting” … how often I have searched for those right words. “intending”. not “I must have this”. Let the way find itself. What comes is for you. What you believe you want kind of locks up your options in your version of now. Being is what comes.

so happy to be here. on this page! thanks Beings who write so right.

danaclaudat January 16, 2014 at 12:02 am

you are super awesome!!!!! and a brillian writer… toes on the path indeed! xoxo

Mark August 3, 2014 at 1:11 am

Listen to Mark Bryan, the co founder of the Artist’s Way, Sunday nights starting tomorrow (8/3/2014) at 9pm PST on KABC AM790 or online at

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