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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

there are two books by julia cameron listed on amazon with similar titles: 'Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (Inner Workbook)' and 'The Artist's Way. A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self'.

which one are you talking about?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

noodulator wrote:

which one are you talking about?

hard to say Shocked many of my books are in storage right now Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmm.. my books are in storage too. Does that mean I am you or... Shocked

nah.. I just need more coffee

more coffee!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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nah.. I just need more coffee

I suggest your next project should be called: "Elektro-Lavazza" Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sanity requires an unlimited supply of coffee
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
noodulator wrote:

which one are you talking about?

hard to say Shocked many of my books are in storage right now Crying or Very sad

hm, what happened? Sad


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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sanity requires an unlimited supply of coffee

right... Very Happy
my wife and i invested in a rancilio espresso machine and grinder last week. finally great coffee! Cool


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

noodulator wrote:
seraph wrote:
noodulator wrote:

which one are you talking about?

hard to say Shocked many of my books are in storage right now Crying or Very sad

hm, what happened? Sad


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Too many books, that´s what happened.. Shocked

The concept of "too little shelf space" is the work of Satan!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It's a never-ending battle, finding shelf space for new books. I think 'width' is the Satanic concept here that should be abolished; think about if there would be very very slim bindings that would magically expand in thickness when removed from the shelf and vice versa.

The book I referred to is 'The Artist's Way. A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self', dunno what the work book is. There are probably lot of second hand copies in circulation so you shouldnt need to spend more than a couple of bucks to get one.

I've seen some online forums dedicated to be Artist's Way support sites - this may sound weird unless you know that the book describes a 12 week long program, and so, some mutual motivation building is good for making it to the end (I made it to week 10.). We could start a dedicated thread here on electro-forum should there be enough folks interested in committing to the process for 12 weeks. That'd be fun Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

memedesigner wrote:
(...) We could start a dedicated thread here on electro-forum should there be enough folks interested in committing to the process for 12 weeks. That'd be fun Very Happy

thanks for the info, and yes, that would be a great idea!
just let me finish my thesis first! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

noodulator wrote:
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sanity requires an unlimited supply of coffee

right... Very Happy
my wife and i invested in a rancilio espresso machine and grinder last week. finally great coffee! Cool


http://www.ch.tum.de/wasser/weller/topsecret_img_espresso.htm

Shocked how about that! Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

memedesigner wrote:
a 12 week long program

I remember waking up early in the morning and going thru that "random/automatic writing" exercises. strange stuff may come up doing it Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
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a 12 week long program

I remember waking up early in the morning and going thru that "random/automatic writing" exercises. strange stuff may come up doing it Wink

since then, have you reread some of the things you wrote and what did you think of them?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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since then, have you reread some of the things you wrote and what did you think of them?

you are not supposed to reread what you write but, who knows, maybe one day...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Ahhh, please post something on the espresso topic. Which one did you get and all that.

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-8169.html

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Ahhh, please post something on the espresso topic. Which one did you get and all that.

http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-8169.html

that topic is a masterpiece Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Kruge wrote:

Again - somehow the problem isn't the lack of ideas, it's more a "block" that keeps me from trying alltogether (switching on the synths, starting cubase)...


I had the same problem and I found it was due to fear of failure. The thought process goes something like this:

"If I don't boot up the computer and turn on the equipment to compose, then I won't create something that could possibly be criticized by others. I know I'm creative, but I don't want to risk having people dispute that, so I won't even start to compose something."

The problem with that logic is that you assume that your work won't be received well, but in actuality, it could be just the opposite. I've personally found this to be true in my case. I had a composition that got international airplay (on HOS, Star's End, etc.) and had numerous people tell me from as far away as Moscow how much they enjoyed it.
Of course, none of this would have happened if I decided not to power up my gear and start using it.
Like the Nike slogan says, "Just do it".
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

welcome Ed - great to have you here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

just curious

is the authour of this book you guys are talking about, also a great accomplished artist?

you would have to think he/she would be, in order to have written a how-to on 'how to be an artist' with any authourity

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes, she has considerable success as an artist. But it is possible for people to be able to have insight into things they personally don't do - not that this is the case here. For example, there are great sports coaches that can not play themselves, or never have played. Conversely, many great players make very poor coaches.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ok fair point..

i guess what i am thinking is

'put the self-help books down...turn off the net...the TV....and just do it...worry about it later'

there is the saying 'those who do, dont talk about it'

inspiration is a motivation that words cannot capture anyway

only the expression; the artistic output, has anything meaningful to say

so get to it !

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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there is the saying 'those who do, dont talk about it'

those who know don't speak and those who speak don't know, right?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:18 am    Post subject:  Inspiration Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cool Relax, chill, be at one with nature:

The best inspiration seems to come from nature, Elgar riding his bike through English countryside, seems to have inspired him. I realize he's a classical composer, but respect must be due.

I reckon stress limits creativity.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Redbeard
welcome to electro-music.com Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
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there is the saying 'those who do, dont talk about it'

those who know don't speak and those who speak don't know, right?


i cannot speak about it... heh

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