Julia asks the character to make a piece of music, a poem or a visual piece of art. The characters respond by using any material they might have gathered from the internet (words,audio or pictures), and make art using a variety of self generative processes, guided by their personalities.
For instance T.V tank might make poetry from television reviews, or a piece of music by using audio recorded from his favourate program, or a piece of expressionist art from clips of television programs or pictures of his favorite t.v personalities. Julia wants to encourage him to step away from his all encompassing urge to watch television. Indeed all of the characters art is therapy in some way or another, Mr Acker can work through his anger issues from engrossing himself in artistic practice.
Julia personality and rules of engagement are based upon the prionciples expressed in the book "The artist way" by Julia Cameron.
heres the blurb......
With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive 12-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.The book contains a 12 step program the artist follows over 12 weeks which is designed to free then of negative blocks in order to unleash creativity.
This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe, and has, in the four years since its publication, spawned a remarkable number of support groups for artists dedicated to practising the exercises it contains.
The book contains anecdotes,reflections and affirmations for artists as well as excises in artistic practice , and valuable questions for would be artists to ask themselves to aid them on the way to self discovery. Here is an example of some creative affirmations.......
Each week the artist is given tasks to complete. Stream of consciousness writing is encouraged as well as the artist date, a technique where once a week "Artist Me Time" is taken where the artist is given a practical task to complete. Together with exercises designed to change the artists old way of thinking,such as listing three old enemies of your creative self worth (called monsters), to acknowledge creative injuries and grieve them. "Taking your artist for a walk" is another popular exercise.
- I am a channel for God's creativity, and my work comes from good.
- My dreams come from god and god has the power to accomplish them.
- As I create and listen, I will be led.
- Creativity is the creators will for me.
- My creativity heals myself and others.
- I am allowed to nurture my artist
- Through the use of a few simple tools, my creativity will flourish.
- Through the use of creativity, I serve god.
- My creativity always leads me to truth and love
As Julia's personality develops so does the characters art.