Creativity
Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
Catch the Fire
An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
Paperback      ISBN: 0865717575

The key to facilitating vibrant, deep, and motivating programs for youth and adults.

Community, youth, nonprofit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deeper level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and empowerment techniques to bring greater vitality and depth to working with groups of youth or adults. Based on the premise that you don't have to be a professional artist to use the arts in your work, this unique book invites group leaders into the realm of creativity-based facilitation, regardless of previous experience.

Including over one hundred stimulating activities incorporating storytelling, theater, writing, visual arts, music, and movement, this detailed guide uses the Creative Community Model to:

  • Bridge gaps and unite people across generations and cultures
  • Build vibrant, creative learning communities with youth and/or adults
  • Fully engage participants and volunteers
  • Develop social and emotional intelligence
  • Take a deeper, more meaningful approach to learning

Drawing on nearly two decades of experience providing transformative programs to empower youth and adults across North America and around the world, Catch the Fire is a powerful and valuable resource and a much-needed reminder that art is for everyone

Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy are co-founders of PYE Global: Partners for Youth Empowerment and developers of the Creative Community Model, a process for building creative, heart-centered learning communities with youth and adults from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Peggy is co-author of Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life which sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
Paperback      ISBN: 0143130145

For the 10th anniversary of David Lynch's bestselling reflection on meditation and creativity, this new edition features interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

When it first appeared in 2006, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish was celebrated for being "as close as Lynch will ever come to an interior shot of his famously weird mind" (Rocky Mountain News) Now for the bestseller's 10th anniversary, Lynch dives deeper into the creative process and the benefits of Transcendental Meditation with the addition of his exclusive q-and-a interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

The musicians open up to Lynch about their artistry, history, and the benefits they have experienced, artistically and personally, from their decades-long practice of Transcendental Meditation -- a technique that they and their fellow Beatles helped popularize in the 1960s.

Catching the Big Fish is a revelation for all want to understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling for any who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.

Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person
Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person
Paperback      ISBN: 0819562009

A flowing collection of poetry that is also a guide for life.

Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time: Creative Exploration from the Silly to the Serious
Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time
Creative Exploration from the Silly to the Serious
Paperback      ISBN: 1631590871

Explore your inner artist through 150 empowering art prompts

Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time is a fully illustrated, interactive art journal. It's about embracing change in many ways, and seeing it as a positive force-from changing your attitude to changing your habits, and changing your perspective to changing your lipstick. Change is constant, change is inevitable, and change can be fun

Featuring 150 empowering art prompts, Salli S. Swindell will engage and inspire you to think about change, and to embrace it rather than fear it. Change Your Life One Doodle at a Time is a playful, colorful exercise book will be filled with fun, contemporary, beautiful illustrations as well as insightful quotes from leading thinkers and artists.

Cloud Sketching: Creative Drawing for Cloud Spotters and Daydreamers - Look Up!
Cloud Sketching
Creative Drawing for Cloud Spotters and Daydreamers - Look Up!
Paperback      ISBN: 1631590952

"When I was a child, I was told that clouds' shapes were created by expert balloon twister clowns who live in the sky, so that they can keep entertaining children." - Martin Feijoo

Look up at the clouds. What do you see? What do you sketch?

As a child, you'd spend hours looking at the sky on a summer day, watching clouds pass, and identifying shapes, animals, scenes, and more. "That one looks like a dinosaur " is just one of the ways that these muses in the sky can be perceived. With Cloud Sketching by Martin Fiejoo, it's time to take what you see and use it to create wonderful, whimsical art right on the photographs.

In Cloud Sketching, you'll discover Fiejoo's general technique for drawing imaginative creations over photographs of clouds. Then, enjoy a selection of completed cloud sketches from the author's wildly popular art series Shaping Clouds. Take on the task of finishing the included partial cloud sketches. Explore the freedom of a host of "blank" clouds for doodling your own designs. Finally, you'll find blank journal pages where you can add in images of clouds from your own life on which to sketch.

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.

Courage to Create
Courage to Create
Paperback      ISBN: 0393311066

What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life but the fountainhead of human experience? What if our logic and science derive from art forms, rather than the other way around? In this trenchant volume, Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement.

A renowned therapist and inspiring guide, Dr. May draws on his experience to show how we can break out of old patterns in our lives. His insightful book offers us a way through our fears into a fully realized self.

Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius
Cracking Creativity
The Secrets of Creative Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 1580083110
From the bestselling author of Thinkertoys, this follow up brings innovative creative thinking techniques within reach, giving you the tools to tackle everyday challenges in new ways.

Internationally renowned business creativity expert, Michael Michalko will show you how creative people think--and how to put their secrets to work for you in business and in your personal life. You don't have to be a genius to solve problems like one. Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history's greatest thinkers across disciplines--from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso--to bring the best of their techniques together and to teach you how to apply them in your own life. Cracking Creativity is filled with exercises and anecdotes that will soon have you looking at problems and seeing many different solutions.

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0307946436
A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.

Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University's Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.
Creating
Creating
Paperback      ISBN: 0449908011

Whether you wish to create a work of art, a novel, a thriving business, nourishing relationships, or a deeply satisfying life, Robert Fritz, composer, artist, writer, and entrepreneur, reveals the guiding principles that can empower you to reach your goals.