Friday, September 4, 2009

Creative Tools

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations”
– Julia Cameron, Author of The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron is a poet, best-selling author, playwright, and filmmaker. Her book The Artist’s Way has sold over two million copies and has inspired many artists in their creative endeavors. Cameron collaborated with Emma Lively on the musical play, "The Medium at Large," a story set in 1938 New York about a reluctant gay medium who hopes to connect with his deceased partner but instead connects with numerous other spirits including the parents two sisters who want the best romantically for their daughters but can’t seem to make it happen from the other side.

Sounds like a great play.



Ronda Laveen said...

I just heard about this book, "The Artist's Way," a week ago. How synchronous. The play sounds marvelously funny.

Mark said...

Excellent quote!! Yes, the expectations of others can be a strangle hold on our self.

Linda Pendleton said...

Ronda, The Artist's Way book has been around for a long time. I read it not long after it came out. That's funny you were told about it. That seems to be the way blogging goes...many on the same wave length at the same time. LOL

That did sound like it would be funny. :-)

Linda Pendleton said...


Thanks. It's a great quote because it is so true, huh? :-)

Life Potentials Network said...

I was lucky enough to see Julia back in the 90's in chicago. A friend of mine and I did morning pages for years together after that...I think she STILL does them! And she has become a writer! So Julia's work is indeed life changing!