Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists
Author: Danielle Krysa
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.
A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building
Author: Rosanne Hansel
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Creative Block Play covers everything you need to encourage a child's development in a variety of domains through block play. This book is full of photos that illustrate block play in real classrooms and stories from teachers who have successfully used block play to encourage children's development in a variety of domains. Rosanne Regan Hansel has been both a teacher and administrator for a variety of early childhood programs and currently serves as Education Program Development Specialist for the Department of Education. Ms. Hansel received her MS Ed in Early Childhood Leadership from Bank Street College of Education.
Author: Lou Harry
Publisher: Running Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Our previous title The Writer's Block turned out to be a blockbuster, with more than 50,000 copies sold. That's why we're following it with the illustrated Creative Block, which extends the audience to anyone in need of a creative burst, whether for a business presentation or a first novel. Author Lou Harry, the genius behind our wildly successful Voodoo line, has culled great advice from dozens of well-known contemporary creative people in many genres, from popular fiction (bestselling author Nicholas Sparks) to theater (Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls) to comedy (Saturday Night Live writer Hugh Fink) to children's books (Anna Grossnickle Hines). He presents their comments in his inimitable witty style, keeping readers chuckling even as they break through to new levels of creativity.
A Discussion of the Two Cultures
Author: Christine Charyton
Category: Technology & Engineering
This edited book will address creativity and innovation among the two cultures of science and art. Disciplines within science and art include: medicine (neurology), music therapy, art therapy, physics, chemistry, engineering, music, improvisation, education and aesthetics. This book will be the first of its kind to appeal to a broad audience of students, scholars, scientists, professionals, practitioners (physicians, psychologists, counsellors and social workers), musicians, artists, educators and administrators. In order to understand creativity and innovation across fields, the approach is multidisciplinary. While there is overlap across disciplines, unique domain specific traits exist in each field and are also discussed in addition to similarities. This book engages the reader with the comparison of similarities and differences through dialog across disciplines. Authors of each chapter address creativity and innovation from their own distinct perspective. Each chapter is transdisciplinary in approach. These perspectives entail a representation of their field through research, teaching, service and/or practice.
Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative
Author: Derek Parker Royal
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Focusing on a diversely rich selection of writers, the pieces featured in Unfinalized Moments: Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Fiction explore the community of Jewish American writers who published their first book after the mid-1980s. It is the first book-length collection of essays on this subject matter with contributions from the leading scholars in the field. The manuscript does not attempt to foreground any one critical agenda, such as Holocaust writing. Instead, it celebrates the presence of a newly robust, diverse, and ever-evolving body of Jewish American fiction. This literature has taken a variety of forms with its negotiations of orthodoxy, its representations of a post-Holocaust world, its reassertion of folkloric tradition, its engagements with postmodernity, its reevaluations of Jewishness, and its alternative delineations of ethnic identity. Discussing the work of authors such as Allegra Goodman, Michael Chabon, and Tova Mirvis, the fifteen contributors in this collection assert the ongoing vitality and ever-growing relevancy of Jewish American fiction.
Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life
Author: Tami Lynn Kent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Tami Lynn Kent, author of Wild Feminine, calls readers back to their creative center to hep them access the natural, sustaining energy of creativity that is inherently theirs. At its root, creativity is the practice of engagement, and the marriage of feminine and masculine energy. And, in seeking our inspiration and dreams, we realign ourselves with an ancient limitless presence and reawaken the wild creative within. Wild Creative encourages readers to embark on a journey to achieve the dreams too many of us have cast aside. Kent provides hands-on ways to align life with the creative currents that flow through each of us by showing readers how to identify and restore their inner creative map. Readers will discover that when we make creativity and inspiration a priority, small and big miracles unfold. In Wild Creative, Kent details her own experience building a framework for her creativity that served the wellbeing of herself, her family, and her business. She shows readers that by following the creative source within each of us, we can nourish and support a vibrant and successful life"--
10 Wege zum kreativen Durchbruch - Am Puls der Zeit - New York Times Bestseller -
Author: Austin Kleon
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
Cool, originell und am Puls der Zeit! Austin Kleon wirft einen trendigen und sehr originellen Blick auf das Thema Kreativsein: Jeder braucht es, jeder kann es! Das Einzige, was man wissen muss: Gute Ideen von anderen wie ein Schwamm aufsaugen und alles neu mixen, zu der ganz eigenen, aufregend neuen Schöpfung. Also los! Sei schlau und klau! Worauf wartest du noch?
Author: Julia Cameron
For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program-a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. Alife-changing twelve-week program, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with the book. The Artist's Way Workbook includes: - more than 110 Artist's Way tasks; - more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins; - a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally published; - new and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date-two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way. The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.
68 Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks, Generate New Ideas, and Get Inspired
Author: David Norrington
Publisher: Wordcatcher Publishing
This book is ideal for readers who are: a) Seeking new ideas for a creative project or b) Struggling with a mental block.This is suitable for: Authors, Writers, Bloggers, Satirists, Pinterest Pinners, YouTubers, Tweeters, Instagram and Facebook Posters, Poets, Artists, Illustrators, Sculptors, and other creative professionals.
Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination
Author: Alex Cornell
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
All of us struggle at one time or another with creative block. Always striking at the worst moment, it can leave you feeling completely paralyzed. Take solace in knowing that you are not alone. It happens to everyone and is actually an inevitable part of the creative process. Breakthrough!is a lively compilation of strategies for combating creative block offered by a who's who of leading graphic designers, typographers, cartoonists, photographers, illustrators, musicians, writers, and other creative professionals. Because every block is different, they offer a wide variety of solutions-from cleaning the house and eating spicy food to making a plaster cast of your hands and feet-that are surprising, amusing, at times weird, but always inspiring. Breakthrough! is rocket fuel for any creative individual in need of a catalyst to get ideas flowing again.
12 Original Blocks, 20 Quilt Designs, Unlimited Combinations
Author: Trice Boerens
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Mix-and-Match Quilt Magic. 12 original pieced blocks can be combined to make 20 glorious two-block quilt designs. Mix and match the blocks into your own designs, too! Each block comes with complete assembly instructions. Quilts include 6 completed models and 14 alternate combinations. You've never seen pieced blocks quite like these original creations from award-winning designer Trice Boerens. Use them to make any of Trice's 20 two-block quilt designs, or combine them in your own favorite ways. The possibilities are endless!
History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess
Author: Courtney Weber
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Lady of the Well, the Forge, and the Green Earth, I seek you. --Brigid, I Seek You Brigid—mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations—Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa. Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid’s healing powers. Inside you’ll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.
A Life Guide For Creatives
Author: Samantha Cursley
Publisher: Balboa Press
Art Lessons is a book seeking to inspire creatives and creative problem-solvers. Inside are twelve lessons from a lifetime of creating art that can serve as useful pointers in how to live a full life. Included are simple exercises that can help you to examine your life, develop strategies to move out of creative blocks, and open up to new possibilities you may not normally try. This book is a practical resource for artists, writers, counsellors and anyone who is interested in creative approaches to self-development.
Lap Your Competition With 10 Game-changing Strategies for Total Business Transformation
Author: Mahesh Rao
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Who doesn't want to be a front runner? In this competitive world, every business leader wants his or her company or institution to reside in the upper echelon. When Mahesh Rao devised an approach to transforming businesses into front runners-and then decided to put all that useful information into a book-the title was self-evident. Between the covers you'll have a chance to feed on his many years of experience as a business consultant, and thereby position both yourself and your company to become a front runner. Book jacket.
Author: J. Allen Queen
Publisher: Corwin Press
This step-by-step resource offers three block schedule models, sample lessons, instructional strategies, and templates to get a successful alternative scheduling program up and running.
Author: Téa Obreht
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Natalia arbeitet in einem Waisenhaus irgendwo in Südosteuropa, als sie vom rätselhaften Tod ihres geliebten Großvaters erfährt. Nach Erklärungen suchend, erinnert sich die junge Ärztin an jene Geschichten aus seinem Leben, die sich um zwei seltsame, fatale Gestalten drehen – die Tigerfrau, eine schöne Taubstumme in seinem Heimatdorf, die einen geflüchteten Tiger pflegte; und einen charmanten, obskuren Mann, der nicht sterben kann. Während Natalia auf den Spuren des Großvaters durch idyllische und kriegsverwüstete Landschaften reist, werden ihr diese Figuren immer gegenwärtiger. Bald entspinnt sich ein ganzer Kosmos an Mythen und Gestalten, und Natalia begreift, welche Wahrheit über die Lebensrätsel ihrer Familie und ihre versehrte Heimat in ihnen steckt ... Sprachgewaltig, mit unvergesslichen Figuren und einer erzählerischen Virtuosität, die an Gabriel García Márquez erinnert, entwirft Téa Obreht das schmerzlich-schöne Bild einer zwischen gestern und heute gefangenen, mythengläubigen Welt. «Time» schrieb über «Die Tigerfrau»: «Liebe, Legende und Tod werden hier so wundervoll geschildert, dass jeder andere Roman in diesem Jahr Gefahr läuft, an der unheimlichen Schönheit dieses Buches gemessen zu werden. Seit Zadie Smith debütierte kein junger Autor mit solcher Kraft und Eleganz.»
Author: Beth Barany
Publisher: Barany Productions
Jerry Weissman Delivers Lessons from the World's Best Presenters
Author: Jerry Weissman
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Craft and deliver outstanding presentations, speeches, demos, and more! Learn how, from the world's #1 presentation coach, Jerry Weissman -- and the experiences of dozens of the world's legendary persuaders! This book distills 75 best practices and techniques Weissman has developed through more than 20 years coaching executives on their highest-stakes presentations. In Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, Weissman identifies the elements of a great presentation, offering powerful new insights into contents, graphics, delivery, Q-and-A sessions, and much more. Weissman illuminates every technique with a compelling case study, drawing on the positive and negative experiences of communicators ranging from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, Jon Stewart to venture capitalist John Doerr, Stephen King to Mark Twain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. For the first time, he specifically and thoroughly addresses the unique challenges of making persuasive political presentations and speeches. This book also includes brand-new advice on a wide spectrum of "special presentation" issues, ranging from developing a richer public speaking voice to delivering scripted speeches, interviewing like a TV anchorperson to demonstrating products more successfully. For everyone who must speak and present more effectively in public: executives, managers, professional speakers, business leaders, project leaders, sales personnel, instructors, students, and many others.
Author: Gary Haymes
Synopsis: Go Beyond Stress - Twelve Self-Hynpotic Stess-Busting SessionsBehavior and addiction modification through self-hypnosis is the same as being hypnotized by a profession hypnotherapist. Nearly 98 percent of all people can easily place the subconscious (Inner brain) into a self-induced hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is the state of brain everyone experiences shortly when awakening. It works!