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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.
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 6 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 9 months ago 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 14 months ago 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 16 months ago 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 19 months ago by Christyn Madau
When I started reading this book I was in a hole, creatively speaking. No art being made and feeling tortured about it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Seattle Sun
This book will be helpful for everyone who is looking to make a change in their life. With thoughtful exercises and thought-provoking questions, it can help you narrow down an... Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by S. Maddison Crawford
We are a small art group. We have come through the Artist's Way at Work, which we loved and Finding Water, which we didnt and wanted another type of book like AWAW but not the... Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by MJBR
Loved it,and highly recommend reading it,whether you're an artist or not.
Do the exercises and read the interviews and it will give your life a deeper perspective,for sure.