Igniting the Spark



Assuming that creativity is something we can develop, how do we go about doing that? Are there things we can do, activities or perhaps exercises, that will help foster that creative spirit? Ann Morrow Lindburgh went to the beach by herself for a week to write Gift from the Sea, and while we may each desire to “get away from it all,” life often doesn’t allow that. So how do we keep the roof over our head and still nurture our creative spirit? I recommend the Artist’s Way series of books by Julia Cameron.

The original Artist Way book was published by Cameron in 1992 as a 12 week course to assist people in harnessing their creative talent. The book became an international best seller and since then Julia Cameron has published several companion books including Finding Water, Vein of Gold and The Sound of Paper.