Marry Your Muse: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity / Edition 1

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Working and would-be writers, photographers, painters, journal keepers, sculptors, musicians, poets, and creative folk in every field will find inspiration and practical suggestions in this joyous book. This complete course in creative expression is based on Jan Phillips' smash "Marry Your Muse" workshops, and was chosen a Ben Franklin Award gold medal winner for 1997.

In Part One, the stirring affirmations of The Artist's Creed empower us to become more confident and productive. In Part Two, anecdotes, photographs, quotations to ponder, fun and effective exercises help us discover a deep and satisfying form of self-expression. In Part Three, the heartful stories of working artists inspire us to fall in love with the artist within

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835607599
  • Publisher: Theosophical Publishing House
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: 1st Quest Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Phillips is known internationally as a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and speaker. Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Her workshops cover many facets of creativity, some sponsored by the International Women's Writing Guild, and her award-winning photographs and feature articles appear in national publications such as The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Utne Reader, and many other national and regional publications. She has spoken and presented multimedia works at the National Organization for Women convention and at dozens of universities and spent three years as a contributing artist and coeditor of the annual Women Artists Datebook In Praise of the Muse. Jan is the author of many books on spirituality and creativity.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Committing to the Creative Journey 1
The Artist's Creed 3
You Are Worth the Time 5
Your Work Is Worthy 13
You Have the Right 21
Becoming One with Life 27
Your Work Flows Like a River 35
What You Are Called To Do 43
The Time You Spend Creating Is Precious 51
What Matters Is the Newness 59
You Are Not Alone 65
As the Muse Gives, So Does She Deserve 73
Pt. 2 Staying on the Path 81
Letting the Heart Sound the Beat 83
Mom's Advice 91
Giving the Artist Within Half a Chance 99
Start Anyway 105
Leaving the Chaos Behind 111
Keeping the Journey Mind 117
Going First 123
The Little Wise Ones 131
A Deeper Kind of Seeing 137
Believing in the Dream 145
The Art of Activism 153
Stretching the Boundaries of Creativity 159
Eliminate Your Enemies 169
The Workplace, the Wave, and the In-Between 175
Jewels in Our Midst 181
Pass the Stardust, Please 185
Pt. 3 Passing the Stardust 191
Sheila Bender 193
Judith Ann Benedict 199
Karen Elias 205
William F. Farnan 211
Eryk Hanut 215
Shirlene Holmes 221
Sister Paula Matthew, CSJ 227
Eunice Scarfe 233
Tammy Tarbell-Boehning 239
Cris Williamson and Tret Fure 245
Works Cited 253
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2001

    A Gentle and Powerful Approach

    Jan Phillips brings a gentle, even poetic, sensitivity to the opportunities and challenges of really living a creative life. Her Guidelines make a powerful way to work for anyone-artist or other. This approach will make a difference in expanding your creativity!

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