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Creating a Life Worth Living Paperback – August 2, 1997
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"Every life can benefit from the brilliance and thrill of unleashed creativity," argues Lloyd, "but there are some professions that cannot survive without it." Citing fields as wildly divergent as events planning, teaching, and electronic media (as well as those in the arts), Lloyd outlines nothing less than a plan for reinventing a life. The tasks taken from her workshop encourage readers to investigate old belief systems, then generate new ones. Adding to the book's richness and diversity of resources are writing exercises that provoke awareness, art assignments, and interviews with such artists as vocalist Meredith Monk and writer Mary Gaitskill. Creating a Life Worth Living helps readers focus on and respect a part of the self too often lost amidst the larger pressures to conform.
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I found three areas of information especially helpful to the non-artist. First, you are provided with mini-profiles and interviews of artists ( in varied fields) sharing their journey of success. Their stories put in perspective that one must struggle and stay disciplined in your field. Second, the author develops artistic profiles to enable a person to identify their inherent artistic style of creativity. The profile is almost an echo of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator profile only this time geared for artists. Such a profile helps an artist to capitalize on their strengths. Third, jobs are identified that can support or undermine your creativity. The pros and cons are discussed to enable you to make the best out of your long term artistic goal. No matter how creative you are certain material needs have to be met (ie, drudgery job) in order to live and fill your artistic goal.
Lloyd's book is an excellent manual on how to live out and actualize your creative spirit regardless of what field you choose. Your dreams will become a reality through planning, research, imagination and putting your plan into action.
To anyone who is creative, not necessarily even an artist, I HIGHLY recommend this book. I've read many, many career books, and this one has done it like no other, because it goes beyond merely brainstorming what you love to do, into structuring your lifestyle to focus on what you love to do.
A book like this won't bandage up your life and make everything better in five easy steps. It won't reveal a magical key that will show you how to make millions from your watercolors. But it can help you to see your life a bit more clearly. It can help you to see the options and resources you might have missed, and it can help you to figure out what needs you have, creatively speaking, and how best to fulfill them.
Questions encourage you to take both the short and the long view, the practical and the ideal. Lloyd helps you to let go of your preconceptions by having you write down everything, no matter how silly, and by sharing stories of people who succeeded by doing what everyone told them they shouldn't do. So if you're already snugly fitted into your creative career, you'll have little use for this book. But if you're struggling to figure out what to do next or where to go, this book could help you turn your interests and desires into a concrete plan of action that fulfills both emotional and practical needs.
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I love this book!!!! I am making my way through the exercises and am moving towards clarity around my creative life/career!!! Watch out world here I come!!!Published 10 months ago by Debbie Rodriguez
I love this book - it is a gift for anyone who is oppressed by the mainstream notion of work and who may be feeling crushed by the idea of "vocation" - this is not just for... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Aniko Gyi
I've bought, given away, and bought this book again I don't know how many times. It's the best book for anyone hoping to live a creative life that I've ever come across. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Chase
This book should be read by every art school graduate within a month of graduation. In fact I look forward to when I can give each graduate of my art school alma mater a copy every... Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by A Ryan
Not much different than any other book of this type. One of hundreds, maybe thousands. That being said, this woman has written a book, I have not.Published on June 26, 2013 by flybytardis
the only reason i got this book is because i was intrigued by the title. however, it did nothing to help me.Published on April 14, 2013 by Ashley Rene Clark
I liked the way Ms. Lloyd presented her take on getting into a 'groove' with whatever creative pursuit you are after in your life.Published on January 17, 2013 by Christyn Madau