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: 8052

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

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

Author: Danielle Krysa

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452118888

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 6056

Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky 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

Author: Lou Harry

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762422807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 2449

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.

Breakthrough!

Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination

Author: Alex Cornell

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616890391

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 4789

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.

Artist's Block Cured!

201 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity

Author: Linda Krall,Amy Runyen

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582559

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 425

Beginning and advanced artists alike have experienced “artist's block” at some point in their endeavors. Now artists can turn to this book in their time of need. Artist's Block Cured! provides a stimulating array of ideas for beating blank canvas syndrome and conquering other creative ailments. Broken down into four color-coded categories, beginners will find activities, lessons, quizzes, and inspiration from the Masters to help jumpstart creativity. Written by creative thinker and illustrator Linda Krall, this book is an effective and entertaining tool no artist should be without!

The Midnight Disease

The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain

Author: Alice Weaver Flaherty

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547525095

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3971

Why is it that some writers struggle for months to come up with the perfect sentence or phrase while others, hunched over a keyboard deep into the night, seem unable to stop writing? In The Midnight Disease, neurologist Alice W. Flaherty explores the mysteries of literary creativity: the drive to write, what sparks it, and what extinguishes it. She draws on intriguing examples from medical case studies and from the lives of writers, from Franz Kafka to Anne Lamott, from Sylvia Plath to Stephen King. Flaherty, who herself has grappled with episodes of compulsive writing and block, also offers a compelling personal account of her own experiences with these conditions.

Creative Block Play

A Comprehensive Guide to Learning through Building

Author: Rosanne Hansel

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605544469

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9914

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.

On Being Stuck

Tapping Into the Creative Power of Writer's Block

Author: Laraine Herring

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 9625

Writer’s block. If you are a writer, you know it can be a haunting, terrifying force—a wolf at the door, a vast conspiracy, something that keeps you up at night, spinning your wheels, going nowhere. But what if we’ve been thinking about writer’s block all wrong? What if, by paying attention to its qualities and inquiring into its hidden gifts, we can release that power? On Being Stuck is an empowering guide to working with your blocks and finding the friend within the beast. Using deep inquiry, writing prompts, body and breath exercises, and a range of interdisciplinary approaches, On Being Stuck will help you uncover the gifts hidden within your creative blocks, while also deepening your relationship to your work and reawakening your creative process.

Creative Freedom

52 Art Ideas, Projects and Exercises to Overcome Your Creativity Block

Author: Maggie Price

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440320989

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2698

Paint outside the lines! Jumpstart your creativity and inject new life into your art. Struggling to get started? Paralyzed by the fear of failure? Find yourself falling back on the same colors again and again? Just plain stuck? It happens to every artist sooner or later. What can you do to get unstuck quickly and painlessly? Creative Freedom presents 52 strategies for getting out of ruts and venturing beyond your comfort zone, courtesy of 25 artists who have been there, done that. Each approach is illustrated with a step-by-step painting demonstration. Together, they help you experiment with different mediums, new color combinations, fresh approaches to favorite subjects, and more. Try one a week for a year of creative adventure. Or dip in whenever you're feeling inspired. You may be surprised at the creative liberation that comes from... Painting with your other hand. Going big with your canvas and brushes. Painting fast with 10-minute studies. Limiting your palette. Starting with a random line drawing or custom painting surface. Zooming in on one small detail of a landscape for abstract results. Copying the work of an Old Master. Featuring an exciting variety of styles and mediums (oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel), novel perspectives and an invigorating sense of play, this book is sure to generate creative sparks and joyful painting sessions. Getting unstuck has never been so fun!

Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk

And Other Truths About Being Creative

Author: Danielle Krysa

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145214849X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 5027

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success—fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others—and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists—plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich—this ebook arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.

Kylie's Heel

Author: Susan K. Perry

Publisher: Humanist Press

ISBN: 0931779324

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6181

Get Unstuck!

The Simple Guide to Restart Your Life

Author: John Seeley,John M. A. Seeley

Publisher: Blue Moon Wonders

ISBN: 097659420X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 124

View: 1594

Whether new to the journey of self-discovery or one who has already begun the journey, author John Seeley gives practical techniques to assist readers in the process of getting unstuck, reclaim a greater sense of personal power, and create a life they are truly meant to live.

Around the Writer's Block

Using Brain Science to Solve Writer's Resistance

Author: Rosanne Bane

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 158542871X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 3371

A practical guide for aspiring writers who are struggling with common obstacles shares insights into the neurological processes that lead to writer's block, outlining a three-part plan for developing new and regular habits to overcome stress and render writing a source of creativity and growth. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Writer's Block Myth

A Guide To Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom

Author: Heloise Jones

Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1946697079

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

View: 716

The Writer’s Block Myth is a grounded and inspirational guide for what every writer and creative person wants - to live their joy in the process and to create. Whether you're a seasoned writer or new to the page, The Writer's Block Myth is like no other book on writer's block or the creative life out there. Created for people living in the real world and presented like a conversation with a good friend, it offers a framework to shift your thinking and integrate writing as part of your life, whatever your circumstances. You’ll learn how you’re still a writer even when you’re not putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. How stuck on the page is not about writing so you can focus on the right things to move forward. You'll understand the many ways to define your process and why it matters. Included are the voices and stories of other writers for inspiration and examples for how to apply the principles presented, plus short, easy exercises & tools to support you. You’ll have your greenlights––your permission slips––for doing it your way. The Writer’s Block Myth is a culmination of hundreds of hours of conversations and work with writers, artists, and creatives, as well as interview-conversations conducted with writers of all levels, interests, and experience. This book is for every writer, whether professional or new to the page, who’s experienced being stuck, and knows what feeling blocked looks like. It's for those who feel a split in their creative life and life in the real world, who want to be seen and validated to do what they love to do - write and create. This book is for every person who wants to stay on their feet to live, work, and create at their best, feeling lasting creative freedom. Put it on your desk, kitchen counter, or bedside table. Carry it in your bag. Refer to it often. It holds the keys to get past stuck, complete your goals, feed your creative Soul, and guide you to experiencing lasting creative freedom.

Block Play

The Complete Guide to Learning and Playing with Blocks

Author: Sharon MacDonald,Katheryn Davis

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780876592533

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 1547

Experience the joy of learning math, science, language skills and more with blocks.

Creative Pep Talk

Inspiration from 50 Artists

Author: Andy J. Miller

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452152772

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6906

Every artist needs a little pep talk now and then. An inspiring tool and beautiful art book in one, Creative Pep Talk offers illustrated words of wisdom from 50 of today's leading creative professionals. With full-color, typographic prints and explanatory statements from a host of creative luminaries—including Aaron James Draplin, Oliver Jeffers, Lisa Congdon, Mike Perry, and many others—this volume encourages artists to stay excited, experiment boldly, and conquer fear. "Create curiosity," "Learn to say no," and "If you can't be good, be different" are just a few of the motivational maxims in this visually rich collection that's perfect for students, designers, artists, and creatives at any stage in their careers.

Overcoming Your Creative Blocks

44 Activities to Help You Unlock Your Creative Potential

Author: Tijana Mandi¿

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947009042

Category:

Page: 190

View: 8324

Creative blocks. We all have them, face them, and learn to cope with them. They come from deep inside us and from the reality around us. More often than not, we are quite unaware of their point of origin. We experience them as inhibiting, restrictive, and hindering, and are often not sure where to place them: in our rational selves, our irrational selves, or both. Some creative blocks are light; they don't last long and can be worked through easily. Some are heavy, difficult to endure, and might last for a long time. Either way, they can be worked on, dismantled, and overcome. This workbook is for creative people who are willing to enter into the darkish world of their own or someone else's creative blocks. Grounded in research about the creative process, the 43 activities in this book will help you learn skills and behavior that lead to understanding and resolution of your creative blocks, enabling you to make new choices and achieve the state of flow with your creative process.

Robot Coconut Trees

Break Through Writer's Block, Unleash Your Creative Voice, and Become the Writer You Already Are

Author: Kelsey Horton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522936107

Category:

Page: 160

View: 5378

Let Kelsey Horton help fiercely jump-start your writing practice through stories, exercises, inspiration, and fun writing prompts. Discover how to: - Daydream, journal, and freewrite your way to fresh writing ideas - Tap into your innate childlike creativity - Muster the courageousness to face the blank page -- over and over again - Break through limiting beliefs of guilt, doubt, perfectionism, and writer's block - Unapologetically share your finished work with the world Kelsey shares the story of how she went from keeping her writing dreams buried under the weight of "Real Life" to creating finished pieces and sharing them with readers around the world. You are capable of moving from hiding to shining, from apathetic to empowered, from "Maybe I could write someday..." to "I am a writer." The world needs your light, your heartbreak, your dazzling stories, and your unprecedented self-expression. Now is the time to begin.

Book of Ideas

A Journal of Creative Direction and Graphic Design -

Author: Radim Malinic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993540011

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4419

The War of Art

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Author: Steven Pressfield

Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC

ISBN: 1936891042

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 1444

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.