• The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes to Spark Creativity

  • By: Nancy Hillis M.D.
  • Narrated by: Nancy Hillis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes to Spark Creativity

By: Nancy Hillis M.D.
Narrated by: Nancy Hillis
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From artist, psychiatrist, and founder of The Artist's Journey courses in creativity: the path to the art and life you've dreamed of. Inspiration for your creative journey.

Art mirrors our inner state in ways that are meaningful and mysterious. Creativity is central to feeling alive.

Are you an artist tired of feeling blocked from expressing onto the canvas the art that lives deep within you? It's later than you think. You don't want to come to your final moments regretting your unlived dreams.

The worst thing you could do as an artist is avoid experimentation.

Art is about exploring wonder and the unknown, the terra incognita of the soul.

Painting is a mirror. It brings up everything, especially fear and yearning.

Slay self doubt and say yes to your artist's journey.

Overcome your fears to live your deepest life.

Explore, experiment, and create the art of your dreams on your inner journey of creation and self expression.

Paint with confidence and finally express you in your art.

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 mind-set 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

The Artist's Journey written by artist, author, and Stanford trained existential psychiatrist Nancy Hillis, MD, 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.

If you want a comprehensive, clearly explained, psychologically sophisticated map and self-help guidebook for your creative self-expression, start here, with The Artist's Journey.

Start your journey of self-expression today.

Say yes to finally expressing your deepest art, art that expresses you. Invest in you. Grab the book and devour it as if your creative life depends upon it. Scroll up and order the book. 

©2018 Nancy Hillis (P)2019 Nancy Hillis

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Life changing for me

I learned about creativity at age 35. My husband is an excellent wildlife artist/sculpturist. I won't go into all the methods, medias I have tried. I'm now 69 and your book has opened my heart and mind to truly trust MY journey. I use pastels and air dry clay at this time. I look forward to my journey.
You are my "first teacher"!! and I feel really blessed to have found you.

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Very Inspiring

Returning to art after many years away, I found myself wondering what the point of it was and how to make it more fulfilling. Nancy's deep, thought provoking theories and effective exercises help guide the reader to a deeper understanding of creativity and, ultimately, who we are as artists.

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A sweet journey!

The Artist's Journey inspired me, comforted me, and had me looking at the many areas of creativity in my life. I love her references to classical literature throughout (timeless) and the multiple "how to" exercises offered. While I am not a painter, I feel that I would like to try and follow along with Nancy's suggestions. So glad I listened to this!

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Plagiarized?

This book seems to be taken directly from Steven Pressfield’s The Artist Journey, and his other book The War of Art. Both of Pressfield’s books were written years before this one by Nancy Hills.

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Narrator Ruins it for sure

It's hard to tell how well or poor this book was written because the narrator does not give you the chance of hearing, her monotone voice has. a foreboding effect - she ruins the whole thing cannot get past her voice - awful.

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I cried during this book

This book moved me to my core. I don’t feel this way about a lot of abstract art. Most abstract art looks like something an elephant can do with his trunk by accident holding a marker near a canvas. She is more moving with words and writing than visual art. Not all abstract art is meaningful and not all realistic art is just meaningless copying, because some artists go into a realm of not thinking and only feeling while creating their art even if it is not totally abstract. But I digress, her book is beautiful and I love it. ❤️I will apply so much of this influential book in my art practice and art meditation.

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Great book!

I found this book very useful, deep, interesting and compelling! Exactly what I needed! Thanks to the author ✍️

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Highly recommended ❤️❤️❤️

If you need insight to what is really going on and why you feel stuck.
Your answers are here. I just finished and I must say immediate gratification to my queries. Total game changer.

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Every artist should listen to this!

valuable content!
read beautifully by author, can feel the heart in every sentence.
highly recommend it

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Misses the mark with this listener

As a painter myself working with abstraction I was hoping for insights and new ideas but came away a little disappointed. While I found a little of what I hoped for, I found it hard going. I found the reader’s diction hard to listen to and the writing somewhat overwrought. I found myself wishing for simpler, plainer exposition and less mysticism.