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Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life Paperback – April 17, 2012
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If you feel like you are always running out of time, if you feel the daily pressure and stress of not enough time,’ this book will expand your mind, open your heart, and YES, give you all the time in the world.”
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In a society that seems to thrive on making us feel hurried and harried and pressed for time, this book stands firmly in the conviction that we have more time than we think we do and that we’re entitled to every delicious minute of it.”
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The book is beautifully illustrated with original art that makes the author's concepts come alive, but the techniques she offers readers require no traditional artistic skill. Makridakis lets everyone start with a blank page. There are no mistakes, only explorations. Her goal is to help us think of time as both linear and NUMINOUS, and to begin consciously choosing which version of time we apply to any given situation in our lives. The shift in consciousness requires practice, but the practice in this case is playful. Are you ready to believe that playing can create more time? Makridakis makes a very compelling argument that it's true. Still skeptical? You can find out more about Makridakis and her ideas on her website, [...]. This book is definitely worth taking a serious look at.
(InannaWorks.com received a free review copy of this book.)
Creating Time is as the title suggests, a creative book that helps you to learn how to create time. There are a variety of books that tell us how to make time to do things or plan better so we have a 15 minute block of "me" time. What makes this book different is that we "create" the time for whatever purpose we want to use it for. Makridakis helps us to stop enslaving ourselves with time and instead work with it so it doesn't work against us.
The "ARTsignments" included throughout the book are creative projects that are used to help us change our view on time, and create something cool. There is no right or wrong way to complete the assignments, and there are many pictures of other people's creations to help serve as inspiration for the projects too. This book helps to not just create time, but also helps gently nudge us to create cool things to show our relationship with time.
I really enjoyed reading this book and doing the ARTsignments. I highly recommend this book for everyone that wants to create time, or just be more creative.
* Thank you to the publisher of Creating Time, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Reading Marney's book has given me a deeper and more comprehensive way of looking at time than ever before. It's not that it counters what my husband believes. Instead, Creating Time has given me a glimpse into the eternal nature of time. Creativity is that magical link that seems to bend time. Marney shares hundreds of stories, photos, art pieces and poems along with invitations to try activities. No matter where the book opens as I flip through the pages, I am inspired by the art, the words, the images and mostly the depth. Marney is the quintessential matchmaker, bringing together artists of all types. I am so grateful that Marney has taken the time to bring together so much beauty, energy, love and light into one place so that I can explore creativity in my own home at my own pace for years to come. I LOVE this book!!!!
This book is a fabulous resource full of creative tools for re-examining our relationship with time. It is also a scrumptious visual feast of artwork resulting from people using those tools. This book is truly a collaborative effort, with over 80 contributors who have shared both their artwork and their stories to illustrate, in all senses of the word, Marney's explorations into the multi-faceted nature of time.
Marney, with her typical magic, has turned managing time into imagining time! Reading this book will inspire you, using the tools this book offers will change your relationship with time forever.
...Patricia J. Mosca; Author/Artist of Permission Slips For Your Heart and Soul (to be released April 30, 2012)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
“In the world of fast, faster, and fastest time is a precious commodity. We eat fast, sleep less, multi-task more all in an effort to save time and find more time in a life that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Charles George
This book has so many fascinating ideas. It's worth your time!Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful art exercises to help you do more creative work and find the time to do it! I have taken workshops from this lady and she is incredible. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by ZenAuthor
For any, or would be, artist. Find how to actually have time for art and your love of expression. I have loads of time now.Published on November 8, 2013 by Stephanie Spotts
I am having a difficult time getting into it. It is too philosophical and not practical enough for me. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by dawn s freeland
Marney does a good job in changing our attitudes about Time. We all want more time and she has tips that really do work. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by tea wisdom
Even if you don't manage to do all the 'artsignments', this book is very helpful in getting you to consider time and your use of it in a very different way.Published on January 7, 2013 by Mrs. Ann E. Russell
"Creating Time" by Marney Makridakis helped me to have realized again that time is my own concept of how life is organized, it is not an outside force structuring my day or pushing... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Irina Na
Creating Time is about finding more time between the hours in your regular life. That is, it's not about living longer or ditching your responsibilities, but stretching the time... Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Susan K. Perry