The Sound of Paper
by Julia Cameron
Paperback, 336 pages
January 27th 2005
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Blurb: The bestselling author of The Artist's Way
draws on her many years of personal experience as both a writer and a
teacher to uncover the difficult soul work that artists must do to find
In The Sound of Paper, Julia
Cameron delves deep into the heart of the personal struggles that all
artists experience. What can we do when we face our keyboard or canvas
with nothing but a cold emptiness? How can we begin to carve out our
creation when our vision and drive are clouded by life's uncertainties?
In other words, how can we begin the difficult work of being an artist?
In this inspiring book, Cameron describes a process of constant renewal,
of starting from the beginning. She writes, "When we are building a
life from scratch, we must dig a little. We must be like that hen
scratching beneath the soil. 'What goodness is hidden here, just below
the surface?' we must ask."
With personal essays
accompanied by exercises designed to develop the power to infuse one's
art with a deeply informed knowledge of the soul, this book is an
essential artist's companion from one of the foremost authorities on the
creative process. Cameron's most illuminating book to date, The Sound of Paper provides readers with a spiritual path for creating the best work of their lives.
The book is collection of the author's personal essays. My sister and I saw this book in a bookshop and my sister gifted it to me.
This book is for artists, be they be writers, painters, sculptors or actors. It is about how to keep our creativity flowing. The author wrote this book throughout a spring and summer, and have very beautifully linked up the seasons of a person's creativity with the natural seasons. She has given tips and activities as to how keep our creative zeal alive and kicking; how we should not worried and frustrated when we suffer from a creative block; how we need to take care of the artist within us.
I really enjoyed the book very much. And I loved the simple yet beautiful language and style of writing of the author. Every aspiring artist can try out the various suggestions and advice she has given in the book. Even you are an any kind of artist or aspire to be one, you can surely grab a copy of this book.
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