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Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) as You Pursue Your Art Career
Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) as You Pursue Your Art Career
by Heather Da Bhandari
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Find Out What They Didn't Teach You in Art School The most comprehensive guide of its kind, Art/Work gives artists of every level the tools they need to make it in an art world so competitive one dealer likens it to "The Sopranos, except nobody gets... (read more)

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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
by Julia Cameron
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The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was... (read more)

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The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
by Sarah Lewis
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It is one of the enduring enigmas of the human experience: many of our most iconic, creative endeavorsand#8212;from Nobel Prizeand#8211;winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the artsand#8212;are not achievements but conversions... (read more)

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The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week
The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week
by Summer Pierre
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A guide to living a creative life from 9 to 5 and beyond. Based on the hit handmade 'zine, The Artist in the Office is an inspirational, interactive book for any artist living in the real world. It encourages small acts of creativity and a simple shift... (read more)

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The Artist's Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children
The Artist's Way for Parents: Raising Creative Children
by Julia Cameron
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"In The Artist's Way for Parents, Cameron helps parents unleash their children's creativity and sense of wonder." —BookPage According to Cameron, “Every child is creative—and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and... (read more)

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The Artist's Way:  A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
by Julia Cameron
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The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe thatand#8217;s the point. In The Tricksterand#8217;s Hat, bestselling author of the... (read more)

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The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
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Someone finally tells it like it is — you can write that book, you can paint that picture, you can live your dreams. But first you've got to shatter the Resistance that's got you stymied, and that takes (you won't want to hear this) work. In The War of... (read more)

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Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity
Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity
by Hugh Macleod
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When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and... (read more)

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The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art
The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal: Your Journey Through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art
by Elise Dirlam Ching
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KALEO CHING and ELISE DIRLAM CHING have cotaught classes in Qigong and art for personal transformation at John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Program for the past 23 years, in addition to teaching at Ubiquity University... (read more)

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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative
by Austin Kleon
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The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe thatand#8217;s the point. In The Tricksterand#8217;s Hat, bestselling author of the... (read more)

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Everyday Matters
Everyday Matters
by Danny Gregory
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In the tradition of Persepolis, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Our Cancer Year, an illustrated memoir of remarkable depth, power, and beauty Danny Gregory and his wife, Patti, hadn't been married long. Their baby, Jack, was ten months old; life was... (read more)

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The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness with Your Own Two Hands
The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness with Your Own Two Hands
by Carrie Barron
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A Five-Part Plan to Build Happiness and Alleviate Stress For the past three decades, wife-and-husband physicians Carrie and Alton Barron have channeled creativity to improve their own lives and the lives of their patients. Their approaches were different&... (read more)

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Wreck This Journal (Black): To Create Is to Destroy
Wreck This Journal (Black): To Create Is to Destroy
by Keri Smith
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From the author of Wreck This Journal, a collaborative creative journey where you complete the book Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, author Keri Smith found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park. She collected and assembled them... (read more)

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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
by Twyla Tharp
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One of the worldand#8217;s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, andlt;Iandgt;Movinand#8217; Outandlt;/Iandgt;, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talentsand#8212;at once... (read more)

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Make Good Art
Make Good Art
by Neil Gaiman
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In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers... (read more)

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Wreck This Journal
Wreck This Journal
by Keri Smith
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From the creator of Wreck This Journal, an exploration into the creative process and chance... Within the pages of The Pocket Scavenger, youll be instructed to go on an unusual scavenger hunt, collecting a spectrum of random items: something that is... (read more)

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The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Artist You Truly Are
The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Artist You Truly Are
by Danny Gregory
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When Danny Gregory's life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself to draw. The result was a complete transformation of his life, his priorities, his career, and the way he saw the world. In handwritten chapters full of... (read more)

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Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
by Austin Kleon
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In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by "stealing" from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take... (read more)

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It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
by Paul Arden
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It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the talented and timid to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden,... (read more)

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The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
by Eric Maisel
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"The Van Gogh Blues is a mind-blowingly wonderful book.” —Midwest Book Review "Maisel persuasively argues that creative individuals measure their happiness and success by how much meaning they create in their work.” —Library... (read more)

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