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“Everyone wants more time, and time multiplies when you read this brilliant book! Creating Time is life changing, full of practical and magical ways to feel free, flowing, inspired, and gifted with time in your life.”
SARK, artist and author of Glad No Matter What

“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.”
Arielle Ford, bestselling author of Wabi Sabi Love

“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.”
Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life

About the Author

Marney K. Makridakis is the founder of Artellaland.com, the groundbreaking online community for creators of all kinds. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through creativity.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: New World Library; Original edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608681114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608681112
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #614,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Anna from InannaWorks on April 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
Years ago I did a meditation in which the predominant image was a crocodile (ancient Egyptian symbol of time) seated on a throne. Because of the high-stress, multi-tasking life I was living at the time, it took me months to figure out that the universe (and/or my subconscious) was telling me that I was worshiping at the feet of TIME!. It's a chronic ailment of our times, and there are lots of books telling us what we might do about it. What makes this one different? Rather than attempting to tell us how to manage time better, Makridakis tells us that we need to apply the innate human ability of creativity to create time. Sound impossible? If so, this book is a gift which has your name on it.

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.)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Newton on May 29, 2012
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Creating Time by Marney K. Makridakis is a book that changes your view on "time" forever. Just about everyone has said they don't have enough time to do something, but in reality we all have the time to do it. We just need to change our viewpoint on time and create time to do those things that we really want to do. This book will help you do it!

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.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Paula J Swenson on April 6, 2012
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While many of us are used to the idea of taking time, or making time in our lives, Marney Makridakis is encouraging us to step up and CREATE time using the amazing set of tools in her new book: Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life.

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.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Patricia J Mosca on April 3, 2012
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What is it about taking time for yourself that somehow makes you say: "I don't have the time"..."I can't find the time"..."There just isn't enough time"? Marney Makridakis has given us a book that hands us the tools to reclaim OUR time. Beginning with facts about time, to insightful journal prompts and "artsignments" she shows us how to change our way of thinking about time. Thank You Marney for springing me forward instead of falling back on my old way of thinking! Do yourself a favor and start enjoying your time today by reading this book!
...Patricia J. Mosca; Author/Artist of Permission Slips For Your Heart and Soul (to be released April 30, 2012)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Terry Jordan on May 21, 2012
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My husband tracks everything by the clock. He times every little thing he does and logs every workout. One of his sayings is, "How we spend time is how we spend our life. Time is life!" I have pondered this statement for years.

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!!!!
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