Julia Cameron: Creativity does not have to be high art

In her book Walking in This World, Julia Cameron writes of the value of doing “something that delights you for no apparent reason.”

Other highlights from her The Artist’s Way post:

  • “Sometimes we get a lot further in our art and in our lives when we let ourselves do a little of what comes easily and naturally.”
  • “Very often a little friendly and easy art can send us back up those other slithery slopes with a bit more humor and optimism.”
  • “This is not to say you have to “give up” high art. Instead, I am saying to try “Hi, Art!” like you are waving to someone friendly out the window of your pickup truck.”

Here’s a recent example of my doing “something that delighted me for no apparent reason”.

** Question: When is the last time you just shrugged and said to yourself, “Why not?”. **

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