“The Artists Way opened up new roads and inspired me to start living now! I took a sabbatical from my job to focus on my dreams of art and travel. This book helps you to actualize your dreams.”
–Margot Brown Slowick, artist

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity


This book changes lives

Are there dreams and creative projects that you’d like to pursue or revisit? Are you in a career or life transition, asking, “What’s next?” or “What do I really want?” and seeking to live more fully expressed? If so, I highly recommend you take a look at Julia Cameron’s bestseller, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity and her related book for those over 55, It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again.

For midlife and beyond

Since 2001, I’ve coached and supported hundreds of people on journeys of creative recovery and self-discovery using The Artist’s Way and It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again. The books lay out a brilliant program for anyone who wants to live more authentically and “in color,” whether or not you considered yourself an artist. I found my way to this work in 1997 and it profoundly changed my life. The powerful essays and exercises in these books, the daily and weekly practices, and my experienced coaching can guide you to reclaim your passions and authentic expression as you learn to overcome procrastination, perfectionism and self-sabotage. While the work takes you deeper into your life story and “issues” than the titles may suggest, and requires a commitment of time and energy, the results are powerful and life-changing if you stick with the process and challenge your resistance. Intrigued? Read these testimonials and contact me for a consultation


Margot at Machu Picchu

“The Artists Way opened up new roads and inspired me to start living now! I took a sabbatical from my job to focus on my dreams of art and travel. This book helps you to actualize your dreams.”
–Margot Brown Slowick, artist

Kim’s Artist Way group was extremely helpful in bringing my short story to fruition. There’s something almost magical about the warm, compassionate, supportive and healing ambiance that Kim cultivates in groups.” –Jan Jacobson, Ph.D., writer and psychologist

Kim’s It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again class helped me regain my creative impulse, overcome inertia, and feel a sense of joie de vivre again. Through the tools and tasks in each chapter, and under Kim’s wise and gentle guidance, I renewed my vigor and now actively seek out adventure!” –J. Powell, artist

“Kim Childs is a Goddess at facilitating! She’s genuinely interested in your growth, keeps the tasks engaging, celebrate your victories and re-frames our stumbles with kindness. She’s a fabulous coach and teacher, and I highly recommend her!
Lisa Pelonzi, photographer

“I took Kim’s workshop on The Artist Way last year to help me to return to writing poetry regularly. Kim masterfully moved the group through the course, and I later hired her to coach me individually. I find her a perceptive listener. Kim challenges me through my resistance and I find her notes at the end of our sessions helpful. I am now writing poetry on a regular basis.” –-Walter Bacigalupo, poet

Welding on steel (no title), Caty Vaganay

Welding on steel (no title), Caty Vaganay

Thanks to the time I spent with Kim and The Artist’s Way, I am definitely jumping on welding now and I love it. Here’s my latest creation.” — Caty Vaganay, artist

Because of Kim’s course, I took a long-awaited, much needed trip to Europe and started to play the guitar. Eventually, I started singing and writing songs, and I just released my second CD!” —Rory Michelle, singer/songwriter

Kim’s a great listener,  with an eye for seeing creative seeds long dormant. If you have any inkling that this workshop may be for you, I suggest you go for it!” –Bruce from LNM (Lawyer No More) Gardens

When I started Kim’s Artist’s Way workshop, I was overwhelmed, caring for my mom and managing the details of a busy life. By the end of the course, I had so much help caring for my mom that I had to figure out when I wanted to visit her! I’d also changed my work hours, moved closer to my dream of having a summer off, and reconnected with my entrepreneurial self.”
–P. Dery, Vendor of Fun and Happy Things

Not only did Kim’s leadership spur growth in me, but her guidance led to the birth of a powerful collective that continued to meet and support each other along the paths of possibility that Kim opened up to us.” -–Robert Rogers, writer

I had ‘worked’ The Artist’s Way by myself and even taken a workshop with Julia Cameron, but the small group work with Kim cracked, popped and blew me open. I launched a small consulting business after years of stalling, I was finally able to respect my writing and ‘put it out there,’ and I began drawing and writing about food and eating. Today I hardly recognize the alive, creative and happy person that I am.
–Catherine Johnson, Assembling a Cooking Life


Beth, aka Cinderella!

Ever wanted to be a princess in glass slippers or live in a castle? Well, I did. And thanks to The Artist’s Way, I got to be Cinderella for the children at StoryLand! During Kim‘s course, I learned how to give myself the creative things I’d always wanted. Now the world is full of opportunities and ideas again!” –Beth Cahoon, researcher, educator and artist

Before The Artist’s Way, I pictured artists as magical beings. The course demystified what it means to be an artist. I now understand that, like love, hate, sadness, and joy, ‘being creative’ is a choice on the mood spectrum.” –Ana Morales, writer

While I was hoping that this class would help me to uncover what was next for me, I never would have believed that before the end of the class I would have handed in my resignation at work, created a trip of a lifetime with my 2 oldest grandchildren, and have taken steps toward a yearlong sabbatical which starts with living in Sedona, Arizona. Who knows where I will be a year from now! Thank you, Kim, for your divine leadership in The Artist’s Way.” -Nancy M., dancer

“The Artist’s Way steered me back to an artistic path I’d ignored for 20 years. In this intimate group setting I met peers who also struggled with lack of self-confidence, long-discouraged dreams and emotional scars from old creative wounds. Kim guides her students through recovery with encouragement, inquiry, and personal stories. You might not toss your livelihood to the scrap heap and chase a life of artistic whimsy, but you’ll discover how you can weave creativity into your life as it exists right now.”
–Bob Marra, Lawyer and resurrected photographer

“THANK YOU for doing what you do. The class you offered on The Artist’s Way was the most important thing in my life this year. It prepared me for my move in ways that I didn’t realize, and I’m walking around my new city being carried by an expanded sense of Self. The Artist’s Way really is my new sacred text.” – Todd M., musician

“Kim is a gem: bright, sparkling, and multi-faceted – all excellent qualities to have when leading an Artist’s Way workshop. I can tell you that this work and Kim’s leadership has been nothing short of transformational for me. Kim leads by example–having worked with Julia Cameron’s methods and text for many years now–and brings her own brand of charm, graciousness, and compassion to this work. I especially benefited from her keen insights, humor, and encouragement to live more authentically and creatively. I highly recommend Kim as an Artist’s Way facilitator, creative coach, enabler, and all around inspiration.” – Sheila F., writer

At the beginning of the course I was a blocked filmmaker. By the end of the workshop I had won a short film competition. I highly recommend Kim’s workshop to anyone who wants to overcome creative blocks, renew their passion for life, and live out their dreams!”
–Victoria Merriman, web designer and filmmaker

Note: This workshop is not an art class, but it will make your life more colorful.