Cultivating Your Creative Life

Cultivating Your Creative Life: Exercises, Activities, and Inspiration for Finding Balance, Beauty, and Success as an Artist is a multi-faceted book where creativity and wonder intermingle to show how to live a creative and balanced life ...

Author: Alena Hennessy

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781610584180

Category: Self-Help

Page: 126

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Cultivating Your Creative Life: Exercises, Activities, and Inspiration for Finding Balance, Beauty, and Success as an Artist is a multi-faceted book where creativity and wonder intermingle to show how to live a creative and balanced life while moving toward your goals. You’ll find ideas for keeping your creative well full, an illustrated guide to healing herbs and plants, basic yoga poses and breathing exercises, and tips for moving your artistic career forward. Alena Hennessy's illustration style combines nature, whimsey, delicacy, and a modern sensibility; vibrant pen and ink illustrations accompany relevant quotes ofinspiration, tips, and creative journal exercises. Cultivating Your Creative Life is not only an interactive creativity guide; it is a work of art, in itself—a beautiful, collectible volume—to save and to savor, or to give as a gift to the special creative person in your life.

What s Next After Now

This book presents a place of boundless creativity in which we can be constantly challenged and inspired to fulfill the wonders of the human potential.

Author: Steven Harrison

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 9781591810346

Category: Religion

Page: 145

View: 458


The spiritual marketplace has discovered the 'power of now' and learned all about the present moment, but is that it? Is it that simple? Or is there an art and a mystery to living a life without reference to past or future? Bestselling author Steven Harrison probes these questions and discovers that the present is a place of boundless creativity in which we can be constantly challenged and inspired to fulfill the wonders of the human potential.

The Creative Life

The creative life: true tales of inspiration/Julia Cameron. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-101-44341-5 1. Cameron, Julia. 2. Authors, American—20th century—Biography.

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101443415

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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A passionate and inspiring guide to creating a life built around the creative process. This groundbreaking new work from the bestselling author of The Artist's Way, guides readers in creating a vision for their lives in which art and life are inextricably linked. According to Julia Cameron, when we allow our creative spirit to serve as our compass, we discover that the art we have always longed to create is suddenly within our grasp. In The Creative Life, Cameron shows readers how to use their creative hearts and minds to cultivate lives that nourish and sustain their art. Through beautifully drawn scenes from her own life, as well as the lives of the many artists around her, Cameron reveals that creativity flourishes during the quiet pauses in our lives-and that it is only when we allow ourselves to slow down and savor life that we discover ways to depict it sensitively and poetically in our art. By opening the curtain on her own life and the lives of the artists who surround her, Cameron reveals a world rich with creative possibility.

Living the Creative Life

For Kelly, one of the most important considerations in her creative life is in living simply. She's very conscious of the footprint she will leave on the ...

Author: Rice Freeman-Zachery

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781600612138

Category: Art

Page: 144

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How DO they do it? If you could ask your favorite artist or crafter only one question, chances are you'd ask about creativity: Where do your ideas come from? How did you get started? What are your tricks for overcoming blocks? In Living the Creative Life, author Ricë Freeman-Zachery has compiled answers to these questions and more from 15 successful artists in a variety of mediums—from assemblage to fiber arts, beading to mixed-media collage. Creativity is different for everyone, and these artists share their insights on the muse (if you believe in her), keeping a sketchbook (or not), and prioritizing your art, whether you aspire to create solely for your own pleasure or to become a full-time artist. • Try your hand at creative jumpstarts straight from the pros. • Glimpse the artists' innermost thoughts and works in progress as you peruse pages from their journals and notebooks. • Share textile artist Sas Colby's triumph over creative block during an exotic art retreat. • Learn how internationally acclaimed artist James Michael Starr uses experience from his former "day job" to fuel his creation today. • Explore the work of Michael deMeng, Claudine Hellmuth, Melissa Zink and the other artists right alongside their insights. No crafter or artist should live the creative life without Living the Creative Life! The inspiration is contagious.

Your Creative Life

This book might not be for you if: You are already a veteran in creativity You already have a background in the arts or design However, if you are just starting to explore the field of creativity. This book might be for you.

Author: Daniel Chua


ISBN: 1699074925


Page: 105

View: 465


Do you remember how passionate you were as a child when it comes to using your imagination? Do you want to reclaim the creativity you once had? This book might not be for you if: You are already a veteran in creativity You already have a background in the arts or design However, if you are just starting to explore the field of creativity. This book might be for you. Perhaps you think that creativity belongs to the geniuses of our society. But everyone is already creative. You were created for a purpose: to live a life full of creativity and imagination. The question is, how do we create the conditions for our brightest ideas to surface? This book is for anyone who wants to lead a more creative and fulfilling everyday life. In the book, you'll learn: Why and how to make thinking visible How to overcome your fears to start a creative project Improve your creative thinking A creative process, through designing your dream home, that can be applied to any creative project

Transformative Learning Through Creative Life Writing

... I (core) — writing for personal development Students engaged in creative life writing exercises and shared the results in small student—led groups.

Author: Celia Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136734038

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Arising from a research project conducted over two years, Transformative Learning through Creative Life Writing examines the effects of fictional autobiography on adult learners’ sense of self. Starting from a teaching and learning perspective, Hunt draws together ideas from psychodynamic psychotherapy, literary and learning theory, and work in the cognitive and neurosciences of the self and consciousness, to argue that creative life writing undertaken in a supportive learning environment, alongside opportunities for critical reflection, has the power to transform the way people think and learn. It does this by opening them up to a more embodied self-experience, which increases their awareness of the source of their thinking in bodily feeling and enables them to develop a more reflexive approach to learning. Hunt locates this work within recent developments in the influential field of transformative learning. She also identifies it as a form of therapeutic education arguing, contrary to those who say that this approach leads to a diminished sense of self, that it can help people to develop a stronger sense of agency, whether for writing or learning or relations with others. Topics covered include: Creative writing as a tool for personal and professional development The transformative benefits and challenges of creative writing as a therapeutic activity The relationships between literary structures and the processes of thinking and feeling The role of cognitive-emotional learning in adult education Collaborative learning and the role of the group This book will interest teachers in adult, further and higher education who wish to use creative life writing as a tool for learning, as well as health care professionals seeking art-based techniques for use in their practice. It will also prove useful to academics interested in the relationship between education and psychotherapy, and in the theory and practice of transformative learning. Additionally, it will appeal to writers seeking a deeper understanding of the creative process.

A Generous Vision

Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) was a noted art critic and artist, and a prime mover in the New York art world.

Author: Cathy Curtis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190498474

Category: Art

Page: 312

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The first biography of Elaine de Kooning, A Generous Vision portrays a woman whose intelligence, droll sense of humor, and generosity of spirit endeared her to friends and gave her a starring role in the close-knit world of New York artists. Her zest for adventure and freewheeling spending were as legendary as her ever-present cigarette. Flamboyant and witty in person, she was an incisive art writer who expressed maverick opinions in a deceptively casual style. As a painter, she melded Abstract Expressionism with a lifelong interest in bodily movement to capture subjects as diverse as President John F. Kennedy, basketball players, and bullfights. In her romantic life, she went her own way, always keen for male attention. But she credited her husband, Willem de Kooning, as her greatest influence; rather than being overshadowed by his fame, she worked "in his light." Nearly two decades after their separation, after finally embracing sobriety herself, she returned to his side to rescue him from severe alcoholism. Based on painstaking research and dozens of interviews, A Generous Vision brings to life a leading figure of twentieth-century art who lived a full and fascinating life on her own terms.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

... juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living. ... both general approaches to the conundrum of sustaining the creative life, ...

Author: Sharon Louden

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783200122

Category: Art

Page: 226

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In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and Big Picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist and art enthusiast, and will help redefine what ‘success’ means to a professional artist.

Living the Creative Life

I shall live the Creative Power Within to the best of my ability - physical , mental ,
moral , Spiritual . And the Creative Power Within shall live more in me - shall
manifest itself in me , the individual . Thus shall all men live the Creative Life of
the ...

Author: Joseph Herbert Appel


ISBN: NYPL:33433068196025

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 230

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I do what I want The art of living a creative life being self confident no matter what others say

The art of living a creative life & being self-confident no matter what others say Fight sabotage stress & fears, learn repartee resilience ...

Author: Simone Janson

Publisher: Best of HR -®

ISBN: 9783965963672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

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This is what this book brings you: You support climate protection, quickly receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press comments in the book preview) as well as advice that has been tested in practice, which also leads to success step by step thanks to AddOn. Because self-realization and self-love sound so simple, but are extremely difficult to implement for many people due to existing patterns and learned behaviors. "If only I were more self-confident" is what many wish for, for example, when they are exposed to embarrassing situations or verbal attacks. But authentic self-confidence, a confident demeanor and a calm approach to criticism can be learned; self-love is the key to success here. This book wants to give courage and show that it is worthwhile to follow your own ideas and values in life and not to give a damn about what others say. Good luck and have fun reading. We give you the best possible help on the topics of career, finance, management, personnel work and life assistance. For this purpose, we gather in each book the best experts in their field as authors - detailed biographies in the book - , who give a comprehensive overview of the topic and additionally offer you success planner workbooks in printed form. Our guidebooks are aimed primarily at beginners. Readers who are looking for more in-depth information can get it for free as an add-on with individual content in German and English as desired. This concept is made possible by a particularly efficient, innovative digital process and Deep Learning, AI systems that use neural networks in translation. Moreover, we give at least 5 percent of our proceeds from book sales to social and sustainable projects. For example, we endow scholarships or support innovative ideas as well as climate protection initiatives and in some cases also receive government funding for this. With our translations from German into English we improve the quality of neural machine learning and thus contribute to international understanding. You can find out more on the website of our Berufebilder Yourweb Institute. Publisher Simone Janson is also a bestselling author and was one of the 20 most important German bloggers as well as columnist and author of renowned media such as WELT, Wirtschaftswoche or ZEIT - more about her in Wikipedia.

Aunt Bessie s How to Survive a Day Job While Pursuing the Creative Life

Invariably , the response is similar : How do I survive my day job while pursuing the creative life ? I figure I would get in touch with some who have been ...

Author: Joel Eisenberg

Publisher: Topos Books

ISBN: 0976757508

Category: Humor

Page: 380

View: 243


Clive Barker, Tom Cruise, Larry Hagman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Stephen King, Brad Meltzer, Sir Ian McKellen, Carolyn See, Stuart Woods and many others describe their humorous and frequently touching journeys to success. This motivational volume is hosted by the ever-controversial 'Aunt Bessie, ' who some refer to as a dangerous cross between Eminem and Ann Landers.

The Creative Family

Living a creative life doesn't necessarily mean that your time is spent with paint, markers, and sewing machine. Perhaps those aren't of interest to your ...

Author: Amanda Blake Soule

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834822040

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 169


When you learn to awaken your family’s creativity, wonderful things will happen: you’ll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together. With just the simple tools around you—your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials—you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun! Amanda Soule has charmed many with her tales of creativity and parenting on her blog, SouleMama. Here she shares ideas and projects with the same warm tone and down-to-earth voice. Perfect for all families, the wide range of projects presented here offers ideas for imaginative play, art and crafts, nature explorations, and family celebrations. This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children’s imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family. To learn more about the author, Amanda Soule, visit her blog at

Eros and Creativity in Russian Religious Renewal

He is one who in his creative life can treat the majority of “others” as to a very large extent 1) dominated and defined by his creative self; ...

Author: Anna Lisa Crone

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047444558

Category: History

Page: 280

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Eros and Creativity in Russian Religious Renewal explores a tradition of sublimation and the theories of creativity in works of the four greatest Russian religious thinkers: Solovyov, Rozanov, Berdyaev and Vysheslatsev. Crone's study adds what is missing to the few books that currently exist about the use of psychoanalysis in Russia. It shows how the sexual theories of creativity /sublimation of Solovyov and Rozanov led to the concepts of Berdyaev and Vysheslatsev.

The Creative Underground

This creative 'life as art' representation of everyday cultural practices is different while not dissociated from 'art as life'; an understanding of life ...

Author: Paul Clements

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317501299

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Paul Clements champions the creative underground and expressions of difference through visionary avant-garde and resistant ideas. This is represented by an admixture of utopian literature, manifestos and lifestyles which challenge normality and attempt to reinvent society, as practiced for example, by radicals in bohemian enclaves or youth subcultures. He showcases a range of 'art' and participatory cultural practices that are examined sociopolitically and historically, employing key theoretical ideas which highlight their contribution to aesthetic thinking, political ideology, and public discourse. A reevaluation of the arts and progressive modernism can reinvigorate culture through active leisure and post-work possibilities beyond materialism and its constraints, thereby presenting alternatives to established understandings and everyday cultural processes. The book teases out the difficult relationship between the individual, culture and society especially in relation to autonomy and marginality, while arguing that the creative underground is crucial for a better world, as it offers enchantment, vitality and hope.

Yoga for the Creative Soul

As you read the following section, keep in mind a behavior or habit that interferes with your creative life. This could be spending too much time in front ...

Author: Erin Byron

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738753713

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 328


Use the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga to Explore the Deepest Aspects of Your Creative Self Combining expressive arts and yoga therapy, Yoga for the Creative Soul is an invaluable guide to healing emotional wounds and creating a joyous life. Through drawing, writing, dancing, humming, and cooking—as well as yoga postures, meditation, relaxation, breathing, and self-inquiry—this book helps you cultivate your true intentions and live your deepest values. With helpful tips for daily practice and a quiz to support you in identifying areas of imbalance, author Erin Byron shares techniques that you can personalize to meet your specific needs. Discover how to bring color, movement, and melody into everyday moments with the five paths to self-realization: Karma, Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Tantra. Engaging a process of personal transformation and learning how take control of your life are gifts you can give yourself with Yoga for the Creative Soul Praise: "I'm dazzled. Yoga for the Creative Soul is more than a program or philosophy. It's a gift, merging the tenets of ancient and yoga-based psychology with the expressive arts and personal healing...In this blessed book, Erin presents us with an all-inclusive path to joy."—Cyndi Dale, author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras "A DIY guide full of exceptional exercises to awaken your best and most creative self . . . Yoga for the Creative Soul will help you to gently release fear, embrace change, gather courage, and overcome your inner-perfectionist."—Amy B. Scher, author of How To Heal Yourself When No One Else Can

Stairway of Surprise

This book will open your life to the surprising depth of the simple and ordinary.

Author: Michael Lipson

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880105070

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 794


This book will open your life to the surprising depth of the simple and ordinary. For most of us, life is often a humdrum course of the same-old and the nothing-new. We may dream about running away to exotic lands or retreating to distant monasteries, but the whirligig of life won't let us out of its clutches. Stairway of Surprise has become a new classic of anthroposophic spiritual practice. Dr. Michael Lipson re-visions Rudolf Steiner's six basic exercises to make them relevant to our lives today. With examples drawn from world literature and from his psychotherapy practice, Lipson shows how these exercises stretch from common events in daily life to the depths of spiritual experience. The path of meditation offered here is experiential from start to finish: not something to think only, but something to live. By practicing these exercises for a few minutes each day, we can discover the surprise in the universe, which is usually hidden from us by our stale, habitual attitudes. CONTENTS: Introduction I. Thinking II. Doing III. Feeling IV. Loving V. Opening VI. Thanking

The Creativity Passion

To live a creative life , as Wallace notes , is one of the intentions of creative persons , they have an overall purpose in undertaking creative enterprises ...

Author: M. K. Raina

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567503888

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

View: 734


Expands our horizons as creativity researchers by using the case study approach to examine Ellis Paul Torrance's creativity studies.

Creativity for Life

In these and similar ways he can be said to be living his creativity practice. ... picture yourself imbuing your creative life with ceremony; ...

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317234

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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As a therapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has worked with thousands of creative people. He knows firsthand the struggles that writers, musicians, artists, dancers, and actors face and has helped them find balance in their lives while pursuing their artistic endeavors. His new book presents a comprehensive approach to the much-misunderstood life of the artist. Creativity for Life offers practical ideas as well as exercises and inspiration to nurture growth as an artist and as a person, exploring such subjects as: Establishing your creativity practice Obscurity and stardom Blocks The artist’s personality Moods and madness Artists in love Craft The rewards and perils of isolation Social interactions and community