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Wonderful book! Should be mandatory reading for anyone in the creative field!,
This review is from: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (Hardcover)
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This is a fabulous book! It was a diligent work of love by Mr. Currey over a decade of research and writing.
The key take away for me was that all of these 166 very productive, very creative folks had routines. They were disciplined in their approaches, and they left lasting legacies.
In working with younger artists (and the occasional middle aged artist), I often hear the lament, "I can't produce art on a schedule! The Muse must move me!" This widely held misconception is probably why the word "starving" is so often associated with artists. :-D As moSt musicians will tell you, a knowledge of music theory enhances results.
I love this book. I am ordered several copies for the course I teach on engendering creativity.
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Initial post: Feb 4, 2014 2:45:25 AM PST
ohhh my God I wish you could have been my music teacher
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2014 10:22:10 AM PST
Richard Staats says:
Me too! Thank you for reading the review!
Posted on Jan 6, 2015 7:42:15 PM PST
Just a note regarding the laments you hear about work on a schedule....an artist who is dedicated to their craft knows that the real fruit comes from the process of doing it over and over again. In the end, the process of working is the real joy. Not the final product. Of course that knowledge only comes with time. :)
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