Creative books for 2014 (CE 5, 1 point)

I was originally trying to winnow down the selection of creativity-related books I’ve downloaded to my Kindle over the past year that I’ve poked through and returned to the library in favor of a steady diet of I-need-to-escape science fiction, fantasy (non-epic, please), and Scandinavian murder mystery. Then my Kindle started to malfunction, which caused me to take a look at some additional options in the bookshelves around my house (average one per room, courtesy of husband with woodworking business) until I get that figured out.   Here’s what I’ve come up with, from all sources:

  • Creativity is a Verb, by Patti Digh (workroom bookshelf)
  • Raw Art Journaling, by Quinn McDonald (workroom, somewhere)
  • Jewelry Lab: 53 Experiments, Explorations and Explorations in Metal, by Melissa Manley (currently on living room coffee table)
  • Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Tea Orland (Kindle)
  • 365: A Daily Creativity Journal (via on-line lending library at work — a pleasant surprise)

The voracious reader in me says “Only five for the year?” but I know several of these include creative exercises and experiments, which means that reading them will involve more than just reading. The Jewelry Lab book is a planned joint project for myself and my husband — something we’ve been talking about for a while.


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