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The Artist's Way: 10th Anniversary Editionby Julia Cameron
Synopses & Reviews
There is NO SUCH THINGand#160;as a mindless doodle
What did Einstein, JFK, Edison, Marie Curie, and Henry Ford have in common? They were all inveterate doodlers. These powerhouse minds knew instinctively that doodling is deep thinking in disguiseand#151;a simple, accessible, and dynamite tool for innovating and solving even the stickiest problems.
Sunni Brownand#8217;s mission is to bring the power of the Doodle to the rest of us. She leads the Revolution defying all those parents, teachers, and bosses who say Stop doodling! Get serious! Grow up! She overturns misinformation about doodling, demystifies visual thinking, and shows us the power of applying our innate visual literacy.
Doodling has led to countless breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine, architecture, literature, and art. And as Brown proves in this inspiring, empowering book, it can help all of us think and do better in whatever fields we pursue.
With passion and wit, Brown guides you from the basic Doodle all the way to the formidable and#147;Infodoodleand#8221;and#151;the tight integration of words, numbers, images, and shapes that craft and display higher-level thinking.
Sheand#8217;ll teach you how to doodle any object, concept, or system imaginable.
Sheand#8217;ll show you how to shift habitual thinking patterns to get cognitive breakthroughs.
Sheand#8217;ll help you transform boring text into displays that can engage any audience.
And sheand#8217;ll give you the courage to take up your pen, pencil, or whiteboard marker, withoutand#160;shame, judgment, or apology.
As Brown writes in the Doodle Revolutionaryand#8217;s Manifesto, and#147;No longer will the Doodle live in a house of ill repute. No longer will simple visual language be underestimated, underused, and misunderstood. Forevermore, we acknowledge the Doodle as a tool for immersive learning and we wield its power deliberately and without restriction, in any learning environment we see fit.and#8221;
Doodlers of the world, unite! The power of the pen awaits you.
A fearless guide to awakening your mind using simple visual language
What do Einstein, Edison, Richard Feynman, Henry Ford, and JFK have in common? Like virtually all heavy-hitting thinkers, they looked beyond just words and numbers to get intellectual and creative insights. They actively applied a deceptively simple tool to think both smarter and faster: the doodle. And so can the rest of usand#151;zero artistic talent required.
Visual thinking expert Sunni Brown has created The Doodle Revolution as a kick-starter guide for igniting and applying simple visual language to any challenge. The instinctive and universal act of doodling need only be unleashed in order to innovate, solve problems, and elevate cognitive performance instantly.
With humor, wit, and a commitment to disrupting our perceptions of doodling, Brown teaches us how to:
Despite what our culture suggests, doodling and sketching are powerful tools and they are for everyone, not just artsy types. Itand#8217;s time we recognize visual literacy as a fundamental requirement for the future.
A stunning gift edition of the powerful bestselling book on creativity.
The Artist’s Way is one of the bestselling gift books of all time. Beautifully packaged with a slipcase and ribbon, this tenth anniversary gift edition is the ideal gift for loved ones engaged in creative lives.
About the Author
Sunni Brown was named by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of the 10 Most Creative People on Twitter. She is a consultant, speaker, coauthor of Gamestorming, and the leader of a global campaign for visual literacy.
Table of Contents
The Artist's Way Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Spiritual Electricity: The Basic Principles
The Basic Tools
Week 1: Recovering a Sense of Safety
Shadow Artists. Your Enemy Within: Core Negative Beliefs. Your Ally Within: Affirmative Weapons. Creative Affirmations. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity
Going Sane. Poisonous Playmates. Crazymakers. Skepticism. Attention. Rules of the Road. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power
Anger. Synchronicity. Shame. Dealing with Criticism. Detective Work, an Exercise. Growth. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 4: Recovering a Sense of Integrity
Honest Changes. Buried Dreams, an Exercise. Reading. Deprivation. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 5: Recovering a Sense of Possibility
Limits. Finding the River. The Virtue Trap. The Virtue-Trap Quiz. Forbidden joys, an Exercise. Wish List, an Exercise. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 6: Recovering a Sense of Abundance
The Great Creator. Luxury. Counting, an Exercise. Money Madness, an Exercise. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 7: Recovering a Sense of Connection
Listening. Perfectionism. Risk. Jealousy. The Jealousy Map, an Exercise. Archeology, an Exercise. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 8: Recovering a Sense of Strength
Survival. The Ivory Power. Gain Disguised as Loss. Age and Time: Product and Process. Filling the Form. Early Patternings, an Exercise. Affirmations. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 9: Recovering A Sense of Compassion
Fear. Enthusiasm. Creative U-Turns. Blasting through Blocks. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 10: Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection
Dangers of the Trail. Workaholism. Drought. Fame. Competition. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 11: Recovering a Sense of Autonomy
Acceptance. Success. The Zen of Sports. Building Your Artist's Altar. Tasks. Check-In.
Week 12: Recovering a Sense of Faith
Trusting. Mystery. The Imagination at Play. Escape Velocity. Tasks. Check-In.
The Artist's Way. Words for It.
The Artist's Way Questions and Answers
Creative Clusters Guide
Appendix:" Trail Mix
Forming a Sacred Circle. An Artist's Prayer.
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