- more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins;
- a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally published;
- new and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date-two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way. The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.
Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that's unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life's little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call "goodies"--bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more--giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling. Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to "The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook" tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner's Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.
A transformational guide from the author of The Plot Whisperer to lead you--step by step--on a spiritual journey toward living your best, most creative life.
Creativity engages our imagination and opens us up to thinking differently. It frees us from the constraints of everyday life, allowing us to access a part of ourselves that is not ruled by time, pressures, or conditions. It's no wonder many of us long for more of it in our lives. When creative energy flows through us, it connects us to our deepest selves, as well as the world around us.
If you've ever embarked on a creative project, you may have experienced moments of pure joy or a sense of higher consciousness, when creativity seemed to pour from you. It's also likely you've encountered moments of feeling stuck or blocked, being full of fear and self-doubt, or just not seeing the point. The truth is, emotions have a way of powerfully disrupting our creative flow and dismantling our inspiration. And by examining how emotions affect creativity--how entangled we can become in our own negative thoughts and beliefs--we can learn to unblock channels of inspiration and reach our true creative potential.
Boundless Creativity is designed to help writers, artists, and anyone feeling creatively blocked move beyond the self-doubt and criticism, past emotional wounds, and habits and patterns that keep you from realizing your artistic ambitions. Using a powerful technique called "The Universal Story"--a four-phase program with easy-to-follow steps and exercises--you'll learn to identify and dissolve the emotional and energetic blocks that get in the way of your creativity.
With these tips and tools, you'll have the keys to unlock creative inspiration, intuition, and new ways of seeing yourself and the world--with acceptance, emotional balance, and a tolerance of imperfection.
For something many of us love and admire, creativity is a wildly misunderstood thing. One big mistake is seeing creativity as something only a few of us are born with, while the rest of us just have to sit back and watch the special people have all the fun. But that's not true at all. Creativity is in all of us. And just like with anything else we're all capable of, like speaking with animals or levitating or controlling the weather, it comes more naturally to some of us than others. Some of us just need a little more practice. The more we practice, the better we get. And the better we get, the more energizing and encouraging it all becomes. We can learn to let our minds stumble down new paths, discover the unexpected, and express what we find in words or imagery or emotions, abstract or concrete, big or small. Along the way, we realize everything can be a creative act. Planning meals for the week or walking to work can be as expressive and fulfilling as writing a novel or painting a portrait. The 365 challenges in this book are designed to help you find the many creative sides of yourself, whether you incorrectly think you aren't creative or you're already a creativity world champion (not a real thing) who could use a challenge. Take on one brief a day. Or binge them all. Or roll the dice and let fate decide. There is no right or wrong. The worst thing that can happen? You'll discover new ways of being creative at work, at home, and everywhere else in your life.
All of us struggle at one time or another with creative block. Always striking at the worst moment, it can leave you feeling completely paralyzed. Take solace in knowing that you are not alone. It happens to everyone and is actually an inevitable part of the creative process. Breakthrough is a lively compilation of strategies for combating creative block offered by a who's who of leading graphic designers, typographers, cartoonists, photographers, illustrators, musicians, writers, and other creative professionals. Because every block is different, they offer a wide variety of solutions from cleaning the house and eating spicy food to making a plaster cast of your hands and feet that are surprising, amusing, at times weird, but always inspiring. Breakthrough is rocket fuel for any creative individual in need of a catalyst to get ideas flowing again."
"I'm not creative. I could never do something like that. I don't have time to be creative."
Does any of this sound familiar? Do you find yourself wishing that you had pursued your creative talents before it was too late? In a world full of creativity, there is no such thing as "too late."
Called to Be Creative is for anyone looking to reignite that tiny spark inside of them and invite creativity into their lives through simple, everyday practices. A certified grief counselor and a Program Coordinator for Shalom Spirituality Center, Mary Potter Kenyon walks you step by step through the process of exploring your true potential in this inspirational guide to embracing your innate creativity. With in-depth research from the most notable creative authorities, insight from creative pioneers, her personal experiences, and small activities to kick-start your own creative revolution, Kenyon offers you everything you need to live a more creative life.
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.