Sunday, January 28, 2007

A Sense of Community.

Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but
ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, and stands
confidently in the storms of spring, not afraid that
afterwards summer may not come.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

This blog has been created as a space to gather; it's a meeting place of sorts...a place to find and connect with others who are blogging their thoughts and feelings, struggles and revelations, ideas and inspirations as we journey together through the pages of Finding Water: the Art of Perseverance.

As an online community, we will begin on
Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Finding Water is a 12-week commitment. Please feel free to read the "Prologue" and "The Basics" as soon as you want (pages 1-29)...and hey, while you're at it, you might even want to go ahead and find a journal or notebook for your morning pages. We'll start "Week 1: Uncovering a Sense of Optimism" on Saturday, Feb. 17th.

If you would like to have your name added to our list, please leave the title of your blog along with your URL (blog address) in the comment section. We'll update the blogroll on a regular basis until things get underway.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really looking forward to this! Although Leah and I will do most of our reflecting on our own blogs, this space will serve as a common ground for the Finding Water Blogroll (and maybe even a sundry mix of haphazard thoughts and announcements).

From the dust jacket:
Finding Water completes Julia Cameron’s bestselling trilogy on the creative process—beginning with The Artist’s Way and Walking in This World—to offer guidance on weathering the periods in an artist’s life when inspiration appears to have run dry. This book offers advice and wisdom about tackling the greatest challenges you may face, such as:
  • making the decision to begin a new project;
  • persevering when a new approach to your art does not bear immediate fruit;
  • staying focused when other parts of your life threaten to distract you from your art; and
  • spotting possibilities for artistic inspiration in the most unlikely places.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Welcome to our new blog--a place for bloggers to connect as we journey together through Julia Cameron's new book, Finding Water: the Art of Perseverance.