Inspirational and Creativity Books for Painters

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Order The Artist's Way : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

 

The Artist's Way : A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron. Paperback, 222 pages. With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.


Order The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal : A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way

 

The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal : A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Paperback, 273 pages. Julia Cameron keeps row after row of journals on the wooden bookcase in her writing room, all containing Morning Pages from more than twelve years of her life. The journals, she says, listen to her. They have been company on travels, and she is indebted to them for consolation, advice, humor, sanity. Now the bestselling author of The Artist's Way offers readers the same companion, in which we may discover ourselves, our fears and aspirations, and our life's daily flow.

 


Order The Artist's Way at Work : Riding the Dragon

 

The Artist's Way at Work : Riding the Dragon by Mark A. Bryan, co-founder of The Artist's Way Workshops. Paperback, 304 pages. Again, these authors of the enormously successful The Artist's Way recommend their fundamental technique of "morning pages"--a kind of free-form journaling--to unravel thoughts and feelings, focus energy, and direct action. The beautiful surprise of this deceivingly simple exercise is that it actually works!

 


Order The Vein of Gold : A Journey to Your Creative Heart

The Vein of Gold : A Journey to Your Creative Heart by Julia Cameron. Paperback, 368 pages. An inspirational guide and companion to The Artist's Way offers essays on the creative process designed to inspire the artist in everyone and presents tasks to involve the reader in "inner play" that will lead to artistic growth. Reprint.

 


Order Heart Steps : Prayers and Declarations for a Creative Life

Heart Steps : Prayers and Declarations for a Creative Life by Julia Cameron. Paperback, 126 pages. A gift-sized book designed to awaken the creative and artistic child within any reader offers up prayers of empowerment and declarations on the nature of creativity. Original. 75,000 first printing

 


Order Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain : A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain : A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence by Betty Edwards. Paperback, 254 pages. Edwards uses the latest in brain research to explain how anyone can learn to draw more accurately and creatively. This edition contains a new illustrated section in color, several fully revised chapters, new sample drawings, and a new section on handwriting.

 


Order Drawing on the Artist Within : An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Increasing Your Creative Powers

Drawing on the Artist Within : An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Increasing Your Creative Powers by Betty Edwards. Paperback, 240 pages. The brilliant sequel to Edwards' bestselling classic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, now in paperback. Here, Edwards expands on her earlier techniques, using the visual language of drawing to unlock the full creative potential of the human unconscious and apply that power to everyday problems. Black-and-white drawings and photographs throughout.

 


Order The Creative Artist : A Fine Artist's Guide to Expanding Your Creativity and Achieving Your Artistic Potential

The Creative Artist : A Fine Artist's Guide to Expanding Your Creativity and Achieving Your Artistic Potential by Nita Leland. Paperback. The Creative Artist is a very popular book among artists and art teachers. It is in its seventh printing and has sold more than 47000 copies. It helps you smash blocks to your creativity by understanding the creative process and learning to access your own creativity. It also gives teachers dozens of ideas for class projects. It's lavishly illustrated with the work of more than sixty artists in a variety of mediums.

 


Order A Whack on the Side
of the Head : How You Can
Be More Creative

A Whack on the Side of the Head : How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech. Paperback, 240 pages. The Best-Selling Creativity Classic Enhanced and Revised for the 21st Century! For years one book has been used von Oech's classic work on creativity is back --and better than ever-- with more bright ideas and expanding exercises to bring its famous innovation boosters to a new generation.

 


Order Learning by Heart

Learning by Heart by Jan Steward and Corita Kent. Paperback. In the tradition of Wild Mind, a guide to unleashing the artist in us all, by an icon in the women's creativity movement. Kent's work appeared in ads for IBM, on a U.S. stamp, on embassy walls, and in national museums worldwide, but it was as a master teacher that her work had the most influence. Now her teachings are gathered in this remarkable volume. Photos and drawings throughout.
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