As the Executive Director of Women's Studio Center I find this book to be a great boon to artists and those thinking about becoming an artist. It has elements of "The Artists Way" with more substance and some biographical details.
Nancy Azara was the Director of the New York Feminist Art Institute, a wonderful women's art organization that closed in 1990. She taught a class "Visual Diaries" which included elements of consciousness raising and art or creating an "artists book". I think her ideas and exercises come from this class.
It's a wonderful creative motivator !
This book gave me an insight into the creative process that I had never experienced before. It was just as Gloria Steinem said "...how to meditate our way into our imaginations & to give our thoughts & feelings visible form" this book gave me a new found way to discovering my self and the artwork I produce. Thank you so much Nancy, I really appreciate what your book has done for me and hope that others find it as rejuvenating to the soul as I did.