Art Practice Insights and Interviews With Creative People: Artists, Actors, Designers, Writers, Thinkers, Inventors, etc.

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Reading List
Art and Fear–Observations on the Perils (And Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland
Letters To A Young Poet by Ranier Maria Rilke
Imagine–How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer
The Gift–Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde
The Artist’s Guide–How to Make a Living Doing What You Love by Jackie Battenfield
Crucial Conversations–Tools for Talking When Stakes are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler
Wild Mind–Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg
No Plot? No Problem–A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in Thirty Days by Chris Baty
Taking the Leap–Building a Career as a Visual Artist by Cay Lang
The Artist’s Way–A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
Art/Work–Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Quiet–The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

If you have any books or websites that you love and inspire you, leave them in the comments for this page.

6 thoughts on “Inspiration

    1. LisaK Post author

      I’ve been reading this too a bit at a time, to let it sink in. It has had an impact on how I see my work as well. Another one I have in the wings is Landscape Theory, edited by DeLue and Elkins.

  1. Laura Shugart

    I’ve always been terrified of letting those really see the real me, and at 38 and trying to figure out how my creativity fits in with my sense of self, and the mistakes I’ve made. I’ve found “Creative Recovery” a wonderful book, for those, like me, struggling with other larger issues in life. It has great journal assignments, and not just for visual artist, but dancers, writers, scientist, and dreamers too!


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