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.