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About Nancy Hillis
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy Hillis, MD is an abstract artist, Stanford educated psychiatrist, speaker and author of the best-selling, award winning self-help book The Artist’s Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity and her newest best-selling book The Adjacent Possible. Evolve Your Art. From Blank Canvas To Prolific Artist. To learn more, visit artistsjourney.com and follow her on Instagram @the.artists.journey
BookAuthority named her first book as a Top 100 Creativity Book of all time. Her book won a Silver Medal in the Reader's Favorite International Awards.
Nancy guides artists to create their deepest, most authentic art through her signature approach, which combines art and psychiatry. She’s helped thousands of artists transform their work from the inside out, operating from the conviction that artistic creation has as much to do with psychology as it does with paint and canvas.
Nancy studied under renowned psychiatrist, Irvin Yalom, MD at Stanford and has been featured in Inc. magazine and The New York Observer. the.
When not painting or teaching, Nancy plays the cello, discusses the origins of novelty in the universe with her partner, Stanford trained particle physicist and mathematician, Dr. Bruce Sawhill, or listens to her daughter Kimberly sing Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro and other operatic arias. She lives in Santa Cruz, California and can be found online at www.artistsjourney.com.
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Have you always dreamed of being an artist?
You've tried it in your free time but you're nervous to take the plunge. Self-doubt causes you to hesitate and procrastinate. Whether you haven't worked up the courage to pick up a brush and make a mark on the canvas yet or you've got a closet full of languishing, half finished paintings, you're probably wondering: Is this impractical? Will I be judged? Do I have what it takes to be an artist? How do I get started?
This is where The Artist's Journey comes in.
You've got paintings inside you waiting to be expressed. You know that, while you could keep repeating what's worked before in your art, this is a kind of soul death.
You want to experiment, take risks and explore a deeper self expression.
You want to wrestle down your self doubts and inner criticism and finally create the paintings of your dreams- paintings that wow and astonish you.
You want to express YOU in your art.
You don't want to play it safe anymore. The worst thing you could do as an artist is to not experiment. 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.
It's time to express onto the canvas the art that lives deep within you
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 express YOU in your art.
The Artist's Journey written by artist, author and Stanford trained existential psychiatrist Nancy Hillis, M.D. 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.
The time to say yes to your dream and create your art is NOW
Includes a Book Resource Library with video trainings.
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Being an artist is about continually evolving your art. It's about cultivating your fullest self-expression and getting to the elusive deepest work your heart yearns to create.
Learn the science of creativity, the adjacent possible.
This is a revolutionary method influenced by groundbreaking research in biology and physics to guide you to embrace the unfolding of your art. Every brushstroke, every decision in your art, creates a set of possible paths that were not only invisible before, but didn't exist before you made that creative move. This is the adjacent possible.
This book will:
- guide you to evolve your art
- nudge you to create art that excites, scares and wows you
- inspire you to move past emulating not only others, but yourself in your art.
Becoming a great artist is about the movement of coming closer to who you are and reaching the fullest expression of YOU in your art.
With one foot in the known and one foot in the unknown, you'll become aware of your creative edge where the adjacent possible lives.
At the pivot point between creation and collapse, you'll experience a state of poised instability. This is the art and science of the possible- a world of continuous creation.
Nancy Hillis, M.D. is an abstract artist, Stanford trained psychiatrist and best-selling author of The Artist's Journey®: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity. She helps artists transform their art from the inside out, operating from the conviction that artistic creation has as much to do with psychology as with the medium of expression.
She's been featured in Inc. and The New York Observer. She lives in Santa Cruz, California and enjoys conversations on art, science and the generation of novelty in the universe with her partner, theoretical physicist Dr. Bruce Sawhill, as well as listening and watching her daughter, Kimberly, sing Puccini and compose Scandinavian folk tunes for cello.
A companion art journal to Nancy Hillis' best-selling The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity.
This colorful and inspirational self-help art journaling book with accompanying Creativity Immersion Program is designed to activate the inner sources of your creativity, so you can express yourself and your creativity in new ways.
This art journal is crafted for creatives of all types:
- and anyone interested in creativity
Lessons, exercises, and inspiring creative prompts unfold as poets and writers speak universal truths across the centuries, exhorting you to reflect upon your life and what's meaningful to you as you search and find your way on your artist's journey.
Gain self-awareness and self-confidence as you explore the inner landscape that affects everything in your art and life.
Explore the reaches of your imagination and the magic of your big dreams.
Discover the inner sources of your creativity through:
- mind mapping
- practicing gratitude
- developing daily habits
- discovering motivational words
- goal setting
- exploring themes in your life
- exploring mindfulness exercises
- sparking a sense of wonder
- and more...
By documenting your observations, aha's, and revelations you bring visibility to the invisible: the dreams that call you, the ones that won't let go, the ones you simply must say yes to.
This self-discovery journal has a companion Creativity Immersion Program with daily creativity prompts, daily affirmations, and a creativity workshop.
This playfully illustrated self-help art journal is crafted to activate the inner sources of your creativity. It inspires self-discovery, acts as a mirror of your creative process, and encourages you to trust and believe in yourself in your art and life.
It's time to finally say YES to your dreams. Begin your journey of self-expression today. Get your copy of The Artist's Journey Creativity Reflection Journal now!