Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Rules of The Road *

In order to be an artist, I must:
  1. Show up at the page. Use the page to rest, to dream, to try.
  2. Fill the well by caring for my artist.
  3. Set small and gentle goals and meet them.
  4. Pray for guidance, courage, and humility.
  5. Remember that it is far harder and more painful to be a blocked artist than it is to do the work.
  6. Be alert, always, for the presence of the Great Creator leading and helping my artist.
  7. Choose companions who encourage me to do the work, not just talk about doing the work or why I am not doing the work.
  8. Remember the Great Creator loves creativity.
  9. Remember that it is my job to do the work, not judge the work.
  10. Great Creator, I will take care of the quantity. You take care of the quality.
* the Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

1 comment:

the lady said...

Good points. Though I'm not very spiritual, it's a fine reminder list for future reference when I feel stunted. Number 9 is an important one for me to remember. And number 2. I need to remind myself of number 2 not only as an artist but just as a person.