Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Julia Cameron and Blogging Pleasure

I've been reading Julia Cameron's Letters to a Young Artist and am trying to decide if I'm disappointed, irritated, or dismayed. Certainly find it distasteful. More about it in A Garden Carried in My Pocket.

Do you enjoy optical illusions? Here are some interesting ones.

I love visiting blogs; they are truly a window to the world. From the quilting blogs I regularly read, to the book blogs I visit, and all of those that fit no particular category, blogs provide me with wonderful visual images and plenty of food for thought.

Of course, I love comments and appreciate all of you who take the time, but there is also the pleasure of looking at the map at the bottom of the sidebar and seeing the places all over the world where other bloggers live. Answering by email and/or on the blog those who actually comment feels like a conversation and an invitation to visit your I usually do. And when visiting your blogs, I learn more, see similar experiences and interests, see experiences and interests that are new and different, learn all kinds of things. Isn't the internet wonderful?


  1. Yes, the internet is an amazing thing. I have made many friends over the years through the internet and I love that you can discover and learn so much by following link after link.

    I often find that Julia Cameron ruffles my feathers. We read her Artist's Way book as a group last winter and I found her to be hubristic and, as you said, trivial.

  2. Ahhh, I'm glad I'm not the only one, but Rian, this one is MUCH more so than The Artist's Way.

  3. The optical illusion site is nice. I like them anyway and these were pretty as well. I hadn't seen any of them except for the one at the top.
    And yes I really appreciate the internet too, and you're welcome to visit my blog anytime.

  4. I think it's wonderful too!

    You might enjoy Anna Deveare Smith's Letters to a Young Artist more. Very inspiring and inspired.


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