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If you are seeking a book full of ideas on how to bring out the creative soul inside you, this book is for you.
on November 19, 2015
There are all kinds of ways to be creative and all of us have our own specific passion. For some it is painting, others are into writing, but there are numerous other types of creative activities which this book explores. This interesting book (Living the creative life: Ideas and inspiration from working artists by Rice Freeman-Zachery) draws from the experience of more than 15 successful artists to explore the many aspects of artistic creativity.
The 144 page soft cover volume is full of practical advice and color illustrations that will delight those who are into creative arts. After a brief introduction there is a short informational section on the 15 artists who contributed to this volume. This wonderful book is organized into 10 chapters. What is creativity? Is answered in chapter one. Chapter two covers “the creative childhood.” “Opening your eyes to inspiration is explored in chapter three. Chapter four deals with “inviting the muse to dinner, even if you don’t believe her.” Ideas on journals, sketchbooks, and notebooks are covered in chapter five. Chapter six gives suggestions on getting started. Chapter seven details work spaces and work habits when doing anything creative. “Companionship, collaboration, commissions and critics” are explained in chapter eight. Chapter nine focuses on “the finished work and its place in the world.” The final chapter provides ideas on “living an artful life.”
This book will expand your horizons and give you numerous ideas on how to be more creative. Even though my own creative skills are limited to writing poetry this book made me more aware of the many other forms of creative arts. I loved this book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku).