Imagination in Action by Shaun McNiff

Imagination in Action by Shaun McNiff

The world of the creative artist has always been inhabited by free and independent thinkers. In fact the vast majority of the most creative individuals the world has ever known have been mavericks in one way or another. In his book Imagination in Action Shaun McNiff explains exactly why this is the case. He states: The creative act involves doing things differently, sometimes even in unthinkable and illogical ways, which can be risky when the world values conformity and prescibed truths. He also suggests that …all creative individuals engage with…

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Hop, Skip, Jump by Marney K. Makridakis

Hop, Skip, Jump by Marney K. Makridakis

Play is the portal to presence says Marney K Makridakis, author of Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life‘. With that as a central premise for living a creative life, this best-selling author explores the myriad of ways that we can tease out the essential creative essence that resides within us all. Throughout her book Hop, Skip, Jump Makridakis promotes the idea of play being vitally important, both in our pursuit of greater creativity and as a way of improving our general levels of mental health, well-being…

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Creativity on Demand by Michael J Gelb

Creativity on Demand by Michael J GelbCreativity on Demand by Michael J Gelb

Have you ever wondered what makes an artist such a uniquely-creative individual? If a work of art has ever deeply moved you—regardless of whether it was a painting, a piece of music or a sculpture—you will probably have wondered where the inspiration for that art sprang from. As a society, we tend to think of creative people as being part of a sub-set of our culture. They are usually revered as individuals that the Gods have gifted with spectacular talents and skills. Is that really true? Or is there an…

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Get It Done by Sam Bennett

Get It Done by Sam Bennett

In this push-button, instant gratification world, we believe that success is easily achieved through the flicking of a switch! Sad to say, it isn’t! Even the most productive artists, writers and musicians face a challenging, personal struggle before they are able to bring their project to fuition. Being creatively talented or having any sort of creative idea is not enough on its own. Without exception, you must conjure the self-discipline, belief and laser-focus necessary to overcome the powerful forces of inertia that stand in your way. The question that consistently…

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