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Old 02-19-2012, 10:05 PM
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Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

So im a julia cameron disciple and artist way fan.

But other than her books, what are good books with the same sort of impact those have?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

fearless creating and heart's desire have been mentioned to me as good, similar but yet far diff than TAW.
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Re: Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

"Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go" by Shaun McNiff is an excellent and inspiring book that I have read several times.

"Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking" by David Bayles and Ted Orland hits hard and deep.

Finally, "The Writings of Robert Motherwell" by Robert Motherwell contains some of the clearest explanations of the principles of abstract expressionism, if that's of interest.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

There are so many... Pressfield's War of Art is one. I like Twyla Tharp's book on her creative process as well. There is Bird by Bird (either Anne Dillard or Anne Lammott)
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:01 PM
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Re: Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

I skipped this thread several times. Couldn't quite figure how to answer it.

As an illustrator for a series of children's books, I first read the books. If a passage interests me- I can "see" a painting in it, then I cut and paste to a document.

How to paint it is inspired by a vast collection of art related books I collect every time I go to McKay's Used Books. I have a complete set of Wildlife stamp books from 1943 to the 70's, subjects ranging to Tiffany Glass, Picasso, Modrian, even Frank Lloyd Wright books and a lot in between.

What inspires me depends on what I need, and sometimes I just take one of my photos to Photoshop8 and play with filters and crops.

So there is no one book I would ever recommend, jeez, just reading the Harry Potter series inspires me, filling my head with all sorts of incentives and scenes.

Rest well, eat right, go out and play with your pets and SI, and enjoy the life and talent you have been given, and you will find inspiration is all around you, and especially here on WC,

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Re: Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

I just got through reading "Gleaner or Gladiator: the struggle to create" by Lyne Marshall. Not only is she one of my favorite abstract artists, but I find her writing to be really inspiring and affirming. I think this is one book I'm going to be going back to time and time again.

You can get a taste for the style of her writing if you visit her blog:
www.lynemarshall.com.au/
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:29 PM
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Re: Other than Artist Way what are some top creativity inspiration books?

I loved Stretching Lessons by Sue Bender, and anything by M. C. Richards, beginning with Centering.
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