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I Am Reading "The Artist's Way"

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    The Great Creator

    I started reading TAW a couple of weeks ago.  I'm going through it line by line, very slowly, and making a lot of notes in the margins.  I haven't begun the exercises yet;  I am still at the introductory section, and what an introduction it is...an introduction to...
    Splendiferous Splendiferous 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2008

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    On The Artist Way...

    I am in my first week of The Artist Way, I've had this book for a long time and have wanted so badly to go threw the process's to complete the course. Before I was afraid, because if you read the introduction and have any understanding of the English language, it's hard. I...
    VerucaSalt85 VerucaSalt85 22-25, F Jan 29, 2010

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    My Revisions to the Basic Principles

    I find the following revisions to Principles 5, 6 and 7 work better for me as an atheist (wow, that's the first time I've ever referred to myself as such -- however, it does, indeed, reflect my beliefs!)... 5. Creativity is the Great Creator Within's gift to me.  Using my...
    Splendiferous Splendiferous 31-35, F Mar 8, 2008

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    I can feel it's mystical power drawing me closer to it's presence. Perhaps it's because Spring has finally arrived and it's like a fire in my blood. I lay in my bed, quietly gazing...
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    I am a painter and it's the only job I ever want to do. It's exciting and I meet amazing people and set my own schedule. There are some bad points. First, artists don't like each...
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    If you go up to an artist and tell them how awesome their work is, they will most likely say no, it's crap, i have to fix it, etc. but if you go up to an artist and give them...
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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
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    Ok so as we know there is a problem in the world today. A problem mostly associated with young and growing up girls. But it affects a wide range of people, to adult women, men and...
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    Here's another sketch app photo. I might be posing for an art class this summer, it's not a for sure thing yet, but I have a friend who knows someone teaching an art class.
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    I like reading bedtime stories to my nieces and nephew. Calmingly taking them on a journey before they reach their slumber. But it also makes me miss what I shared with you. One...
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    Emergency please someone call 9-1-1/ The same date that the twin towers fell son/ Is this a coincidence or am I just completely dumb/ But it seems like we celebrate 9/11 each day...
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    This is one of my paintings...I don't usually show anything off that I do, cause in my eyes it's never that great always things I could have tweaked...so I really don't know why I...
    Starvin9Artist1 Starvin9Artist1 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 10

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    It's taken me a long time to get around to writing this letter. I've been putting it off for years, to be honest. I suppose that I was waiting for you to get in touch with me. An...
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    I birthed from the Womb, with paintbrush in hand and pencil in the other. Picasso? He's my far distant brother. ') Give me any blank space, and it became my Canvas. Filled with...
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    I made this out of rough glass squares and gorilla wood glue and part of a cabinet that broke. It's a moonlit Saguaro silhouette.
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    My bf and I have been together 7yrs next month. We've had a decent relationship. I'm not an easy person to please and I can honestly say that everything that could have been done...
    CuppyCake67 CuppyCake67 26-30, F Mar 19

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    I took a trip to a second hand store over the weekend and found some books: -The Gift of Fear -The Five Love Languages -The Four Agreements -The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He's Going...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    "As it comes when we least expect it, like a wave, Or like the shadow of several waves, one after the next, Becoming singular as the face of someone who rose and fell apart at the...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F Apr 8

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    much better than ****! it's the anticipation that gets me going. reading text really engages your empathetic side; and feeling empathy with characters in a naughty story almost...
    room10101 room10101 26-30, M Apr 10

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    I am technically a bookworm and everyone have rarely seen me without a book by my side if I am able to have one. Just give me a book and I'll read it, as long it's in English, and...
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    I am reading two books at this time. One is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. My brother gave it to me for Christmas. I found it hard to get into but I am halfway through and now I find...
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    It's what I read mostly. At the moment I'm reading a book by Lulu Taylor. I bought a load of books in Asda just before Christmas. They were very cheap and I'm still getting through...
    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F Mar 28

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    LaurenHaf LaurenHaf 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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