Creativity
We Inspire Me: Cultivate Your Creative Crew to Work, Play, and Make (Book for Creatives, Book for Artists, Creative Guide)
We Inspire Me
Cultivate Your Creative Crew to Work, Play, and Make (Book for Creatives, Book for Artists, Creative Guide)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452164231

The best thing a creative person can have is a crew of friends, allies, and mentors to support them. Packed with inspiration and ideas from author-illustrator Andrea Pippins, this is a one-of-a-kind handbook for doers and makers looking to expand and nourish their creative community. Drawing on her own network of talented artists, designers, and friends, Pippins offers tips on how to: reach out to your heroes; use your art or work to empower your community; learn about a new culture and shake up your perspective; take a class, join a team, plan brunch--have fun And she delivers her advice in style. Colorful pages feature patterns, portraits, and hand-lettered quotes alongside tips for fostering genuine connections and supportive relationships.

Lsd, Spirituality, and the Creative Process: Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D.
Lsd, Spirituality, and the Creative Process
Based on the Groundbreaking Research of Oscar Janiger, M.D.
Paperback      ISBN: 0892819731

An exploration of how LSD influences imagination and the creative process.

- Based on the results of one of the longest clinical studies of LSD that took place between 1954 and 1962, before LSD was illegal.

- Includes personal reports, artwork, and poetry from the original sessions as testimony of the impact of LSD on the creative process.

In 1954 a Los Angeles psychiatrist began experimenting with a then new chemical discovery known as LSD-25. Over an eight-year period Dr. Oscar Janiger gave LSD-25 to more than 950 men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 81 and coming from all walks of life. The data collected by the author during those trials and from follow-up studies done 40 years later is now available here for the first time, along with the authors' examination of LSD's ramifications on creativity, imagination, and spirituality.

In this book Marlene Dobkin de Rios, a medical anthropologist who has studied the use of hallucinogens in tribal and third world societies, considers the spiritual implications of these findings in comparison with indigenous groups that employ psychoactive substances in their religious ceremonies. The book also examines the nature of the creative process as influenced by psychedelics and provides artwork and poetry from the original experiment sessions, allowing the reader to personally witness LSD's impact on creativity. The studies recounted in LSD, Spirituality, and the Creative Process depict an important moment in the history of consciousness and reveal the psychic unity of humanity.
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
A Curious Mind
The Secret to a Bigger Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1476730776

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person's life.

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Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem
Everything All at Once
How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem
Hardcover      ISBN: 1623367913
In the New York Times bestseller Everything All at Once, Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you.

Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable--that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his "everything all at once" approach that leaves no stone unturned.

Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach--starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as Bill Nye The Science Guy.

This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It's how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it... changing the world.
Coloring Mandalas 4: For Confidence, Energy, and Purpose
Coloring Mandalas 4
For Confidence, Energy, and Purpose
Paperback      ISBN: 1590309030

Mandalas are circular designs containing lines, patterns, and colors that have been used in personal devotions throughout history and often symbolize a desire to mark or set aside a special time or place. Coloring mandalas is a creative activity that can help us feel connected to ourselves and to the world.

In her latest collection of mandalas for coloring, Susanne Fincher focuses on using mandalas as a way to claim our own truths and to find our way in the world. The original designs she presents are associated with being and doing. The "being" mandalas represent a sense of balance, integration, and self-realization. They can be reminiscent of the designs of heraldic shields carried as the emblem of personal power. The "doing" mandalas represent action, energy, and functioning in the world. These mandalas are associated with creativity, ingenuity, teamwork, and productivity. Coloring the mandalas in this book allows you to interact with forms that evoke both steady, centered being, and active, skillful doing. Coloring Mandalas 4 provides a creative and insightful path toward self-knowledge.
The Line: An Adventure Into Your Creative Depths
The Line
An Adventure Into Your Creative Depths
Paperback      ISBN: 0143108468
Feeling stuck creatively, or just missing your spark? Try The Line--perfect for creators, or anyone looking for an adventure

From the revolutionary mind of Wreck This Journal author Keri Smith comes an encouraging guide to discovering and trusting your inner voice, all through the guise of making a simple line. As you move through the pages of this book, you'll be asked to start a line, and then to take it through a series of increasingly interesting and meaningful adventures, from letting your line meander or jump around the pages, to using it to help you explore your past, make decisions, and discover the good in your world. A deceptively simple journey, you'll discover that with your one original line, you have the power to transform the world.

"Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves." --The Believer
Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach
Coaching the Artist Within
Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach
Paperback      ISBN: 1577314646

Creativity Coaching Essentials shows people how to become more effective creators by guiding them through 12 self-coaching lessons. Eric Maisel, a leading creativity coach, writes each lesson with a novelist's flair, as a narrative complete with examples, exercises, and questions to help readers explore and reflect on underlying issues that may be keeping them from pursuing their urge to create. Topics include committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, becoming an anxiety expert, upholding your dream, and maintaining a creative life. Maisel has worked extensively with creative people -- poets, filmmakers, novelists, dancers -- and he revisits some of them in coaching sessions in San Francisco, Paris, London, and New York. Typical are the rock musician who wants to pursue a solo career and the screenwriter anxious to become a poet. Their examples both entertain and instruct, outlining how to discover one's personal muse -- and the motivation to keep creating.

Recipes for Good Luck: The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People (Illustrated Good Luck Gift, Habits and Routines of
Recipes for Good Luck
The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People (Illustrated Good Luck Gift, Habits and Routines of
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452162182

What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words flowing? What is a NASA engineer's lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck. Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to preperformance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. Presented with a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.

Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives
Things Are What You Make of Them
Life Advice for Creatives
Paperback      ISBN: 0143131516
Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else)

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From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display themost crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.

As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative--even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.
In Pursuit of Inspiration: Trust Your Instincts and Make More Art (Creativity Exercises, Art Book for Artists Techniques)
In Pursuit of Inspiration
Trust Your Instincts and Make More Art (Creativity Exercises, Art Book for Artists Techniques)
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452168857

Author and ceramicist Rae Dunn shares her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page and creating art. Discover how to draw with your non-dominant hand and sketch with objects found in nature. Colorfully illustrated with watercolors, sketches, original patterns, dreamy photography, and hand-lettered insights.
- Visually rich book with shapes, colors, and textures to inspire and instruct
- Find beauty in everyday objects, sights, and unexpected places
- Full of tips, prompts, and exercises designed to help you trust your instincts and inspire creativity

Fans of Wilma's World: Good Advice from a Dog and France: Inspiration du Jour will love this book.

This book is perfect for any aspiring artist, photographer or creative spirit,
- Artists
- Watercolorists
- Photographers