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Living the Creative Life

By Rice Freeman-Zachery
  • ISBN Code: : 160061213X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Art
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How DO they do it? If you could ask your favorite artist or crafter only one question, chances are you'd ask about creativity: Where do your ideas come from? How did you get started? What are your tricks for overcoming blocks? In Living the Creative Life, author Ricë Freeman-Zachery has compiled answers to these questions and more from 15 successful artists in a variety of mediums—from assemblage to fiber arts, beading to mixed-media collage. Creativity is different for everyone, and these artists share their insights on the muse (if you believe in her), keeping a sketchbook (or not), and prioritizing your art, whether you aspire to create solely for your own pleasure or to become a full-time artist. • Try your hand at creative jumpstarts straight from the pros. • Glimpse the artists' innermost thoughts and works in progress as you peruse pages from their journals and notebooks. • Share textile artist Sas Colby's triumph over creative block during an exotic art retreat. • Learn how internationally acclaimed artist James Michael Starr uses experience from his former "day job" to fuel his creation today. • Explore the work of Michael deMeng, Claudine Hellmuth, Melissa Zink and the other artists right alongside their insights. No crafter or artist should live the creative life without Living the Creative Life! The inspiration is contagious.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1632280019
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 551
  • Pdf File: imagine-the-life-you-d-love-to-live-then-live-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Peg Conley has been an artist all her life but, like many of us, took a long detour into the working world where she was a "corporate sales queen" in Seattle with a lot of success and a happy, busy family. Art became the thing she did on vacations, weekends and when she could carve time out of her busy life. Something gnawed at her, a nagging feeling that life might hold something else for her in the midst of it all. Then came the big "aha" moment—Peg heard a still small voice inside: "Imagine the life you want to live, then live it. It's that simple!" Her family encouraged Peg to pursue her passion. Despite a great deal of fear, Peg Conley did the thing she thought she could not do and dropped her big job, big house and big life and moved to San Francisco to start a business based on her artisan stationery. From a handful of handpainted cards, calendars and posters, her company Words & Watercolors was born and has been inspiring people, winning awards and raking in the sales ever since. Peg's intention with her work is to inspire and her art and writing all speak to life's great truths and those aha moments for which we all need reminders. What do you “imagine” your Ideal Life to be? It may take some time for it to unveil itself. You will need to have an idea of what it is you are looking to create. Spend some time in contemplation. For some that means a quiet meditation where images might come to you. For others, you might write about something you’ve always had a longing to create, or a dream that seemed far away and not attainable yet it doesn’t go away. The dream nudges at you, asking you to pay attention. Where words work for some people, pictures work for others. You may want to create a vision board. Gather your old magazines and begin ripping out the pictures that appeal to you, or draw your own images. Your Ideal Life will come alive via the images that resonate with you. Don’t hesitate to pick up a pen, pencil or crayons even and fill the blank pages with doodles of any kind. Do you still think of becoming a nurse? Don’t be disheartened, go online and research classes you can take at your local college to start the process. As someone once said, if you don’t start now, 5 years from now you still will be where you are but if you begin with baby steps, in 5 years you could be in a completely different place! So ask yourself the question: “What does the life I long to live look like?” Imagine it! Draw it, write it, collage it and just plain dream it. Believe you can have it and then go about creating it as you take daily steps towards becoming an enhanced version of yourself! All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Creative Thinking For Dummies

By David Cox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118381637
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 478
  • Pdf File: creative-thinking-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creative thinking made easy Being creative can be tough - and trying to come up with great ideas under pressure can leave the great ideas under wraps! Creative Thinking For Dummies helps you apply creative thinking techniques to everything you touch, whether it's that novel you have inside you or the new business idea you've had that will make you the next hot entrepreneur ??? or anything in between. Creative Thinking For Dummies is a practical, hands-on guide packed with techniques and examples of different ways to think creatively. It covers a range of techniques, including brainstorming, lateral thinking, mind mapping, synectics, drawing and doodling your way to great ideas, meditation and visualization, word and language games, and divergent thinking. See the world in a different way, and realise that you are surrounded by creative inspiration Brainstorm new ideas successfully and try out some lateral thinking exercises Open your mind to a new way of thinking and nail down those great ideas Discover creative thinking techniques using games, words, drawings, and storytelling Let creativity enhance all aspects of your life, whether developing your personal skills, becoming more professionally effective, or using creative thinking techniques to help your children develop their creative minds You'll soon discover that everybody, including you, has a wealth of creative potential within—you just need to tap into it!

Creativity for Life

By Eric Maisel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Book Code : 1577317238
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: creativity-for-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As a therapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has worked with thousands of creative people. He knows firsthand the struggles that writers, musicians, artists, dancers, and actors face and has helped them find balance in their lives while pursuing their artistic endeavors. His new book presents a comprehensive approach to the much-misunderstood life of the artist. Creativity for Life offers practical ideas as well as exercises and inspiration to nurture growth as an artist and as a person, exploring such subjects as: Establishing your creativity practice Obscurity and stardom Blocks The artist’s personality Moods and madness Artists in love Craft The rewards and perils of isolation Social interactions and community

Forgiveness: Key to the Creative Life

By Rev. James G. Emerson Jr.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1456725505
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: forgiveness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Forgiveness: Key to the Creative Life begins with new information on how the brain operates in the process of forgivness. The book begins with the relation between field theory as it relates to understanding the brain. The book then develops a theory of forgiveness as a process demonstrated in both scripture and case studies. From a look at the Kennedy assasination, the Columbine and Amish school shootings, and individual experiences, the book demonstates the process of forgiveness as leading to creativity rather than a reactive life..

The Creative Path

By Carolyn Schlam
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 162153667X
  • Total of Pages : 999
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: the-creative-path.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Demystifying the creative process. The Creative Path is an inquiry into the creative process from philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and practical points of view. In this welcoming work on the creative process, Carolyn Schlam encourages the reader to embark upon his or her own journey of discovery, identity, and wonder through art. The author started her career in art under the tutelage of master teacher Norman Raeben in the Carnegie Hall Studios in New York. Raeben's students included Bob Dylan, who said of him: "He put my mind and my hand and my eye together, in a way that allowed me to do consciously what I unconsciously felt." Schlam's warm and inviting tone speaks directly to her readers, encouraging them to energize their practice and offering the tools to do so. Chapters discuss the meaning of inspiration, intention, talent, authenticity, and many other aspects of art creation. Included in The Creative Path are: Six lectures by Norman Raeben with commentary by the author Exercises designed to strengthen readers' creative muscles Analysis of aesthetic criteria Reflections on the artist's role in society Discussion of the mindset required to make art a life path A celebration of creativity, this inspirational book examines why we make art. Though it makes primary reference to visual art, The Creative Path will resonate with all creative practitioners, whatever their chosen discipline.

The Habit of Noticing

By Darden Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dexterity
  • Book Code : 0998325384
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: the-habit-of-noticing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Habit of Noticing is a personal manifesto on the value of art and creativity, written by singer-songwriter Darden Smith to serve as a guidebook for those seeking to bring more creativity into their daily life. "I’ve learned a lot about the creative life — or rather, how and why to make a creative life –– from more than three decades of earning a living as a musician and songwriter. The “how” is a mix of vision, talent, desire, drive, luck and perseverance. As for “why,” it comes down to this: My life is better when I make creativity the driving force in my day," says Smith. The Habit of Noticing is not a how-to manual. It’s not about craft. Rather, it is a collection of stories looking at the mindset of working artists – finding the spark, maintaining it through the rise and fall of a career, and letting the creativity evolve. An inside look at the struggles and successes in crafting and sustaining a life — and a living — as a working artist, The Habit of Noticing provides the foundation for an understanding and appreciation of what’s required to achieve this balance, and the depth and value we can draw from an artist’s approach to work and life.

Creative Awakenings

By Sheri Gaynor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440315647
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: creative-awakenings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Utilize your creativity to manifest your personal intention. Work in the spirit of the laws of attraction to visualize the life of your dreams. Follow the journey of twelve artists, each who will set a personal dream or intention. Witness the process that each artist takes, as they create a mixed-media piece that sows the seeds of their intention. Step-by-step techniques for a variety of mixed-media processes accompany each piece of finished art. Read about how their lives changed as a result and learn how to set intentions of your own using the bonus tear-out "dream-prompt" cards.

Creative Girl

By Katharine Sise
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Book Code : 0762441615
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: creative-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If there’s no stability in the corporate world, why not do what you love? Creative Girl shows women how to turn their talents into a money-making career…smartly. Whether readers are just tapping into their creativity and want to see where it takes them, or if they’re already making a creative living and know it’s time to grab hold of the next level of success, this book has specific advice for women at varying stages. Author Katharine Sise has certainly “walked the walk” of a creative entrepreneur, as she created her own jewelry line that has won the praise of celebrities and the fashion world. Here she provides ideas for sparking one’s creative talent (through meditating and journaling), and narrowing down what career lifestyle is right for each reader. She also shares insider tips on the realities of navigating a creative career and handling a business—such as how to brand yourself and how to build a platform and garner publicity. Katharine debunks the myth of the “starving artist” and shows how one can turn inspiration into a profitable livelihood.

The Savvy Crafters Guide To Success

By Sandy Mccall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440225605
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: the-savvy-crafters-guide-to-success.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Take your crafts out of your workshop - and into the spotlight. Do you dream of making money with your art but feel unsure of how to begin? With The Savvy Crafter's Guide to Success, turning your hobby into a career is easier than you think. Leave the boring business books to the white-collar set! In these pages filled with plenty of artwork for inspiration, renowned rubber-stamp and polymer-clay artist Sandra McCall teaches you everything you need to know about successfully marketing and selling your work. She shares personal insights from some of the industry's top crafters, including Traci Bautista, Claudine Hellmuth, Michael Jacobs, Catherine Moore and Stephanie Olin. With sound advice, valuable do's and don'ts, and plenty of encouragement, you'll learn to: • Become a regular contributor to craft publications • Start teaching workshops at stores, retreats and craft shows • Assert yourself as an "expert" in your field Turn your dreams into reality. Turn your crafts into a career!

Creative Time and Space

By Rice Freeman-Zachery
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440314500
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: creative-time-and-space.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How do you make room for making art? Do you long to uncover secrets to sneaking more creative time into your day, or to making your studio the perfect place to unleash your artistic potential? Have you often wondered how successful creative types seem to manage both with ease? In her inspiring follow-up to Living the Creative Life, author Rice Freeman-Zachery has gathered together a talented new group of artists to share their time-finding tricks and studio-savvy tips, to help you find your own Creative Time and Space. Whether you're looking to clear more space in your head for creative thinking, or to make the most of the time you do manage to sneak into your studio, the help you need is all right here. • Discover ways to keep the creative part of your brain engaged even during activities such as shopping or doing "business work" on the computer. • Learn how to budget your time by spending less of it surfing the internet and more time sketching out your next creative project. • Pull yourself out of a creative rut with ideas from reorganizing your studio to remembering that mistakes can be fun to forcing yourself to try a new color palette. • Obtain an insider look into the studios of several successful artists and get a glimpse of where they get to go to work every day and the rituals they use to get the juices flowing. • Try out jump-starting exercises for your brain and unleash an entirely new creative direction. Creative Time and Space is just the friendly push you need to work more of what you love (making art) into your life and to love whatever space you create it in.

Exhibition 36

By Susan Tuttle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440321884
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: exhibition-36.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You're first in line! Come inside for an amazing virtual art exhibit featuring 36 inspiring artists. There's something for everyone at this art expo. Whether you want to sharpen digital-imaging skills, make your own jewelry or listen to the stories behind provocative works, you're sure to find plenty to keep you busy—all included with the price of admission. Amidst a full-color feast for your eyes, you will: • Discover ways to turn your art "mistakes" into meaningful creations • Sit in on mixed-media demonstrations, guiding you through techniques for layering, transferring, altering and more • Be introduced to the works and inspiration of 36 artists, including: Lisa Falzon, Sheri Gaynor, Claudine Hellmuth, Katie Kendrick, Deryn Mentock, Karen Michel, Ted Orland, Izabella Pierce, Richard Salley, Suzanne Simanaitis, Roben-Marie Smith, Jonathan Talbot and many more! • Take on creative challenges to push your art-making into new directions Enter the Exhibition 36 experience—your ticket to an amazing gallery of mixed-media inspiration.

The Divine Law Mastership

By R.S. Clymer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5875319399
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 207
  • Pdf File: the-divine-law-mastership.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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