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The Art of Getting Startedby Lee Crutchley
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Some people keep a written journal. Others collect photographs or create scrapbooks. Many post memories and ideas and random thoughts online. However, the truly intrepid will draw” their lives.
Drawing Your Life is a unique guided journal that encourages you to discover the meaning and joy in the mundane. By creating a record of your days—one object or event at a time—you gain insight into your own life and come to understand how the ordinary becomes the extraordinary.
Equally fascinating is how you will learn to appreciate the immeasurable value of doing small things often—an approach to life and art that will result in a remarkable body of work created one simple act at a time.
Whether youre a self-described artist or an inveterate doodler, or even if you find it a challenge to draw a credible stick figure, Michael Nobbs surprisingly intuitive prompts, suggestions, and encouragements—along with his own charming illustrations—will inspire you to take a journey of self-discovery as you draw your life.”
Popular illustrator Lee Crutchley is no stranger to creative blocks. Whether he's working for a corporate client or creating his own art, Crutchley has faced that blank page (and tablet screen) more times than he can count — and through trial and error and sheer force of will, he's come up with a range of lively prompts, activities, and challenges that help to shift the perspective and get those creative juices flowing again in new and surprising ways.
This upbeat, interactive, and very cool book will be any creative person's best friend — filled with inspiration, humor, wisdom, commiseration, and help whenever the reader needs it most.
The special limited edition red mesh cover of the international bestseller…
For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.
About the Author
Keri Smith is the author of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts 8,000 readers daily, Living Out Loud, and Tear Up This Book. She’s illustrated for the Washington Post, New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop, and Hallmark. She lives in Canada.
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