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The Artists Journey Book-Making The Journey Yours-Nancy Hillis MD | New blog post: The Artists Journey Book-Making The Journey Yours-Nancy Hillis MD | The artist's journey is an inner journey of facing yourself and the inner perils of creating and going ahead anyway. Scroll through to read more. #theartistsjourney #theartistsjourneybook #creativity

The Artists Journey Book-Making The Journey Yours-Nancy Hillis MD

Inside The Artist’s Journey Book: Personalizing Your Journey/Making The Journey Yours

The artist’s journey is an inner journey. It’s about facing yourself and the inner perils of creating- and going ahead anyway.

The Artist’s Journey book exhorts you to move closer and closer to your deepest self expression in your art and life.

Artist Kathy Kimball describes the book as “Nancy’s map of the journey to YES”.

I’m going to share with you the work of two artists who are using The Artists’s Journey book to activate their creativity and explore deeper questions in their art.

Geraldine Darlington

A wonderful artist on the journey, Geraldine Darlington, personalized her copy of the book and sent images to me. I created a little video of Geraldine’s writings, drawings and paintings to share with you below.

Kathy Kimball, after seeing the video, wrote:

WOW. What a lovely introduction to a fabulous book. Kudos to Nancy and to Geraldine for showing her work coming from Nancy’s map of the journey to YES.

 

Here’s another little video that Geraldine Darlington created  and further personalization of The Artist’s Journey book. You can see she’s using the book to guide her on her journey of self expression in her art and life.

And a few more images from Geraldine’s personalization of the The Artist’s Journey book:

 

The Artist's Journey book by Nancy Hillis, M.D.

The Artist’s Journey book by Nancy Hillis, M.D.

Geraldine Darlington-The Artist's Journey by Nancy Hillis, MD-Acknowledgements | Personalizing the book

Geraldine Darlington-The Artist’s Journey by Nancy Hillis, MD-Acknowledgements

Geraldine Darlington-The Artist's Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Here I Go | Geraldine personalizes her copy of the book | #selfhelp #abstractpainting

Geraldine Darlington-The Artist’s Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Here I Go | Geraldine personalizes her copy of the book

Geraldine Darlington personalizes The Artists Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Inner and Outer

Geraldine Darlington personalizes The Artists Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Inner and Outer Me

Geraldine Darlington-The Artist's Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Yes

Geraldine Darlington-The Artist’s Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Yes

 

Outer Me by Geraldine Darlington

Geraldine Darlington (artist)-The Artists Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Outer Me

Outer Me by artist Geraldine Darlington – Geraldine personalizes The Artists Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD

 

Inner Me by Geraldine Darlington

Geraldine Darlington (artist)-personalizes The Artist's Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD-Inner Me

Inner Me by artist Geraldine Darlington Geraldine personalizes The Artist’s Journey book by Nancy Hillis, MD

Making The Journey Yours

The Artist’s Journey is a why-to, not a how-to book. It is not an exhibition of my paintings. Indeed, there are no pictures in this book. While there are suggested exercises and an accompanying resource library with video lessons, the essence of this book is YOU. Your art.

The Artist’s Journey book is an inspirational exhortation with psychological and philosophical underpinnings to move you closer and closer to your deepest self expression in your art and life.

The Journey Of Yes

The book is focused on the inner journey of finally saying “yes” to your dreams of creating your deepest art and life..

If this is compelling to you, find out what artists are raving about and order your copy HERE. 

Peg Belcastro

Peg Belcastro is an artist in my online course who wrote to tell me of the profound effect of The Artist’s Journey book on her art..

Peg Belcastro-Response to The Artist's Journey book by Nancy Hillis, M.D. | #creativity #selfhelp #abstractpainting

Leo by Peg Belcastro-Response to The Artist’s Journey book by Nancy Hillis, M.D.

I recently received your book from Amazon and dove right in! I’ve been taking your online course since last June and it has helped me tremendously from the very start. Now with the book in hand, I am allowing your words to sink in even more and I’m really taking them to heart. In that vein, I wanted to share something with you.
Yesterday, I was painting on my usual size stretched canvas, making moves with some bold colors as an underpainting. I was feeling totally free and having fun. All of a sudden these words came flowing into my head and I was compelled to drop the paintbrush, pick up a pen and start jotting down the words:
Tapping into that which is unseen, and heard only through the soul. This energy is brought forth by the hand – holding tools for translating that energy into color and line. The language of the spirit is movement: pure energy, electrical impulses of the body. Closer and closer to the essence of my being, unfettered by ego or the thinking mind.

When I looked up at my painting, I saw a face looking back at me! I had no idea that the face was unfolding as I painted, as I had not stepped back from the wall for the last several minutes.

This painting was supposed to be just a start, an underpainting for further development. However, I’ve had such a good response from everyone who has seen it that I decided to keep it. In fact, I’ve titled it Leo as several people thought it looked like a lion. Plus, I’m a Leo! : ). I think it’s all connected – and very cool!
I have finished your book and now I’m going to start it all over again- probably many times. It’s similar to another favorite of mine, Art & Fear, which I’ve read a zillion times and learn something new every time I pick it up. I know your book will be the same – plus there’s ample room to make notes and doodle in the margins. I love that!
I’m moved by the experiences of Peg Belcastro and Geraldine Darlington as they say “yes” to their yearning to create with authenticity and meaning, stepping into the unknown to explore the ineffable, the inarticulable and the mysterious in their art and life.

 

Will you say “yes” to your deepest dreams?

If you’d like to join these artists in personalizing your copy of The Artist’s Journey, I’d love to hear from you. I’ll be featuring artists who personalize their copies as well as artists who are inspired by the book. I’d love to feature YOU.

The Artist's Journey ©2018 by Nancy Hillis, M.D. | “Art mirrors our inner state in ways that are meaningful and mysterious. Creativity is central to feeling alive.”— Nancy Hillis, M.D. HAVE YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING AN ARTIST? WHY PUT OFF FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS? Are you ready to set out on a journey of self-discovery? To develop strength, clarity, and skill as an artist? The time to create your art is NOW. Whether you dream of loosening up and exploring creativity, expressing yourself, healing and becoming whole, experimenting with paints, colors, and techniques, or surprising yourself with your art, The Artist’s Journey is your step-by-step guide to bold self-expression. THE ARTIST’S JOURNEY teaches you how one mindset shift will transform your experience of creating art one secret studio practice will ignite your creativity two technical game changers will take your art to the next level one concept will help you create your deepest, most personal art Dr. Nancy Hillis is a Stanford-trained existential psychiatrist, abstract artist, and founder of The Artist’s Journey workshops. In The Artist’s Journey, Dr. Hillis expertly guides you to experiment with mark making, color, and brush strokes, to explore ways of igniting inspiration—and finally, to express you in your paintings #theartistsjourney #artistsjourney #creativity #mindset #selfhelp #nancyhillis #nancyhillisstudio

The Artist’s Journey ©2018 by Nancy Hillis, M.D.

 

Order your copy of the book >>> HERE and get started NOW creating the art of your dreams.

With gratitude from my studio to yours,
Nancy
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