This book has changed my life - I could read it over and over, and it shifts the way I am moving and showing up in the world in a positive way everytime I return to it. Whether you are a professional artist, work a corporate job, or don't currently have a job, this book is for you. The text inspires you to live your most authentic life and dive into how you want to show up in your life. The 12-week journey combines reading, writing prompts, daily journaling, and more. Lucinda additionally incorporates Giddy by Nature life lessons and coaching tools into the course. Reach out to Lucinda with any further questions email@example.com
**Group is capped at 8 people**
Time: Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm EST for 12 weeks (starting September 12th - November 28th).
Place: Meet on Zoom
“I can't tell you how grateful I am to have this space and practice to go to--to ground myself. I have really loved every minute of this group. I told my partner at one point this summer, “Artist’s Way is the only thing getting me through right now,” and he was like, “Hey! what about me!?” We had a good laugh. In all seriousness, the space that Cinda and everyone attending created was so welcoming for me to be vulnerable and for me to grow this summer as a whole being in my creative, spiritual, and career path realm. Thank you, thank you for the support and the sharing throughout this book club.” - Molly
"This book club brought so much joy, creativity, and connection into my life! I highly recommend it for anyone interested in living a more intentional and creative life, whether you consider yourself an artist or not. Having read the book once before on my own, I found the group experience to be a very special way to tackle the program and Lucinda is an incredible facilitator." - Morgan
What if I do not feel comfortbale talking or sharing a lot in book clubs?
Each week there are basic check-in questions that each person has a few moments to respond to (ie: "Did you do your morning pages this week? if so, how many of the days did you journal?"). With these check-in questions, there is the opportunity to share as little or as much as you'd like. They are all basic and approachable questions. Beyond that, you can sit and listen to others if that is your preference!
What is the commitment/ what do the 12-weeks look like?
Each week you will read one chapter (10-20 pages); respond to at least one task at the end of the chapter; go on an artist date (a solo, fun thing for yourself ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours); journal 3 pages every morning.
What if I can't come to every call/complete all of the homework?
My motto is show up as you are and do the best you can. I find it important to show up to every call, even if you did not do the homework - or else you will fall off the bandwagon. The accountability and inspiration of the group is a HUGE part of completing the journey and reading the book.
The first time I read this book, I felt as though I half-assed it, and that annoyed me. I felt like I did not get as much out of it as I had hoped. Yet - it still changed my life. The second time I read it, I took it more seriously and I got more out of it. The entire journey is however much you want to put into it. There will be seasons of your life that you can commit the full reading, tasks, morning pages, etc. There will be seasons where you cannot complete everything in full - but it's important to still show up to the things that make you feel GOOD and feel like your most authentic self, even if you can't "show up" to the extent you hope. We miss out on a lot of things in life thinking we are not ready or we cannot fully commit - but I just want you to dive in as you are in this moment and show up.
What if I am not an artist? What if I do not think of myself as a creative person (and even the word "creative" kind of scares me?
One of my best friends and lacrosse teammates from college began this book, and in the first week she turned to me and said, "The reading said to take your inner artist for a walk, and I don't know who the fuck my inner artist is or what that means......"
The book scared her and she was very open about her discomfort; and yet, she still committed to the readings, journaling and tasks, and I saw a transformation that I cannot fully articulate within this text box...But it is all to say: this book is for everyone.