The Creative Life

Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101443413
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Rice Freeman-Zachery
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440313377
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Author: Sharon Louden
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 178320012X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Creative Life

Author: Eric Butterworth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101176865
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In The Creative Life, Eric Butterworth brings his spiritual insight to a unique exploration of the creative process. Within every person, he says, is hidden genius to which we give expression through commitment, discipline, and the enthusiasm that works with passion. Powerful and resonating with meaning, The Creative Life is sure to be a classic work of spirituality for years to come.

The Creative Life

Author: Alice Bass
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830811878
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Alice Bass helps Christians break through creative blocks and establish an environment that nurtures creativity. Exercises for groups or individuals are included.

Cultivating Your Creative Life

Author: Alena Hennessy
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592537863
Format: PDF
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Cultivating Your Creative Life: How to Find Balance, Beauty, and Success as an Artist is a multifaceted book where creativity and wonder intermingle to show how to live a creative and balanced life while moving toward your goals. You’ll delve right into the creative process and find practical and inspiring suggestions on making a living as a working artist. This book holds reverence and respect for the natural world in high esteem, using a central visual metaphor of the growth and blossoming of a tree. Alena Hennessey’s illustration style combines nature, whimsey, delicacy, and a modern sensibility; vibrant pen and ink illustrations accompany relevant quotes of inspiration, 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.

Arts Ministry

Author: Michael J. Bauer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802869289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia, gives concerts to raise money for local service organizations. Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission, Kansas, has been sponsoring a religious art show for more than twenty-five years. Fellowship Lutheran Church runs a Christian arts camp for young people every summer. These are just three of the eighteen case studies of practicing arts ministries in this book, in which Michael Bauer encourages the nurture and support of all the creative gifts of God's people. Bauer lays a solid foundation for arts ministry, grounding it in the historic Christian tradition and urging churches to expand their engagement with the creative arts -- "to live and worship in full color," as he puts it. A concluding chapter clearly lays out how to develop an arts ministry, helping readers to take these ideas from theory to practice, to embrace and celebrate the continuing creative activity of God in the church.

Forgiveness Key to the Creative Life

Author: James G. Emerson, Jr. Rev.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434308006
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the seedy saloons of the old west through the searing heat of the badlands, Cheyenne O'Brien relentlessly stalks her bounty. She has accepted her fate with total resolve. She must find and kill Jake Masters, the man who murdered her family and took away her desire to live for anything but to see him dead. Only when Dillon Slade enters her life does she let down her guard and allow herself to feel again. But Slade has a deadly secret and finds himself in the dangerous position of using Cheyenne to further his own agenda. Unfortunately for Slade, if Cheyenne discovers his plan, he will most likely find himself facing the business end of her Colt 45.

What s Next After Now

Author: Steven Harrison
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810345
Format: PDF
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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.

Morning Noon and Night

Author: Judy Collins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101144106
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Creativity is a voice that calls us from dreams, that peeks out the corners of our eyes when we think no one is looking, the longing that breaks our hearts even when we think we should be happiest and to which we cannot give a name. When I was young, I heard the voice, the ticking, had the dream, but I didn't know what it was and felt only the pain, the longing that the voice inside brought me. -Judy Collins Morning, Noon, and Night is an enthralling peek into the creative mind of a woman known for her songs, books, and paintings. Beloved singer and songwriter Judy Collins carefully describes her approach to the creative process and breaks down each day of that process into morning, noon, and night, giving readers insight into how to stay creative throughout the entire day. Charming anecdotes combined with practical instruction make this book a must-read for every artist in every creative discipline-from the experienced to the beginner-as well as for every Judy Collins fan!