Creative Block

Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists

Author: Danielle Krysa

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 6099

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.

Creative Block Play

A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building

Author: Rosanne Hansel

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605544469

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9184

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.

Creative Block

Author: Lou Harry

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762422807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 564

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.

Creativity and Innovation Among Science and Art

A Discussion of the Two Cultures

Author: Christine Charyton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447166248

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 9564

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.

Unfinalized Moments

Essays in the Development of Contemporary Jewish American Narrative

Author: Derek Parker Royal

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557535841

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

View: 6623

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.

Wild Creative

Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home, and Life

Author: Tami Lynn Kent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582703558

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 3397

"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"--

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10 Wege zum kreativen Durchbruch - Am Puls der Zeit - New York Times Bestseller -

Author: Austin Kleon

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641112397

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2230

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?

The Artist's Way Workbook

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684944

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 539

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.

Build Your Own Idea Factory

68 Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks, Generate New Ideas, and Get Inspired

Author: David Norrington

Publisher: Wordcatcher Publishing

ISBN: 1909129909

Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

View: 7942

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

ISBN: 9781616890391

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 1440

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.

Creative Two Block Quilts

12 Original Blocks, 20 Quilt Designs, Unlimited Combinations

Author: Trice Boerens

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607051109

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 7482

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

ISBN: 1609259610

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 5202

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.

Art Lessons

A Life Guide For Creatives

Author: Samantha Cursley

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452597251

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 714

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.

Front Runners

Lap Your Competition With 10 Game-changing Strategies for Total Business Transformation

Author: Mahesh Rao

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1935098624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 9101

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.

The Block Scheduling Handbook

Author: J. Allen Queen

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412963015

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 7076

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.

Die Tigerfrau

Author: Téa Obreht

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644110913

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6935

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.»

Winning Strategies for Power Presentations

Jerry Weissman Delivers Lessons from the World's Best Presenters

Author: Jerry Weissman

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133121127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4246

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.

Go Beyond Stress - 12 Self- Hynotism Stress Busting Sessions

Author: Gary Haymes


ISBN: 0557453518


Page: 236

View: 7145

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!