Talked to a client about The Artist’s Way and its tools today.

First, the concept of the artist date. You take your “artist” on a date, something to nurture her creativity. A gallery, a stationery store, a concert, a session with your paintbrush. Something like that. It allows you to revel in your own or someone else’s art, to focus on a part of life that often gets overlooked in the daily grind.

Second, the morning pages. First thing in the morning, three pages of stream of consciousness writing. Julia Cameron likens it to skimming the fat off the top of day like you can do to soup that’s been chilled. It sets a tone of clarity.

This client derived so much benefit from these. A reminder to practice what I preach.