Framing the Future: Inspiration for an Artistic Journey
FRAME BY FRAME: CELEBRATING NORTHWEST ART AND ARTISTS will be held in the Central Library's Level 8 Gallery February 6th through March 26th, 2020. Librarians at The Seattle Public Library created this resource list to enhance your experience of the exhibit.
How to Be An Artist Without Losing your Mind, your Shirt, or your Creative Compass: A Practical Guide
"Whether you're a new graduate, considering a job change, or a creative type who isn't finding time to pursue your passions, don't fall for this line: "Do what you love and the money will follow." The world is full of starving artists, but you don't need to starve financially to thrive artistically. Author JoAnneh Nagler wants you to welcome your creativity and continue to make art--but to do so with a plan. In this groundbreaking book, she provides step-by-step strategies to teach writers, sculptors, painters, musicians, designers, and other artists how to have a well-supported, well-lived life-and make art at the same time.,"--Amazon.com.
Format: Book - 2016
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Imagination: The Science of your Mind's Greatest Power
We don't think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, viewed as something separate from everyday adult life. However, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person's ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, and even to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it can also lead to more pernicious outcomes including decreased productivity and cooperation, and much worse, the continuous reliving of past trauma. The human brain is remarkable in its ability to imagine--to create worlds and situations outside of its reality. We can imagine complex possible futures, fantasy worlds, and jars of peanut butter. We can use our imaginations to make us relaxed or anxious, and the most impressive feat of human imagination may be our ability to use it in creative endeavors. Sitting in a chair, with our eyes closed, we can imagine what the world might be, and construct elaborate plans. With such power, we have an obligation to use it for good--to make things better for ourselves, and for the world. People have been fascinated with the machination of the human brain and its ability to imagine for centuries, but until now, there have been no popular science books that are dedicated to imagination. There are books on creativity, dreams, memory, and the mind in general, but how exactly do we create those scenes in our head? With chapters ranging from hallucination and imaginary friends to how imagination can make you happier and more productive, this book will help us explore the full potential of our own mind.
Format: Book - 2019 First Pegasus Books cloth edition
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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad
Keep Going shows you how to stay true to and focused on your own creative vision when the world seems out of control.In ten heavily illustrated, inspiring chapters, bestselling author Austin Kleon offers advice, stories, and anecdotes that teach you how to persist in doing work that helps make a world worth living inches.
Format: eBook - 2019
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Making A Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live
By profiling 30 creatives, the author explores how making by hand is the key to discovering one's passion--whether that means spinning natural fibers, carving a wooden bowl, or creating elaborate papercuts.
Format: Book - 2019
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"For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to Barry's bestselling Syllabus and this time she shares all of her comics-making exercises. In a new hand drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, Barry has students drawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can't draw that they can, and most important, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn."--
Format: Book - 2019
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The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating your Visual Narrative
Take a mixed-media journey to the very heart of your creativity! Tell your story as only you can, through a series of guided projects that culminate in a beautiful, autobiographical art journey worthy of passing along to future generations. Twenty-four inventive, step-by-step prompts help you to: set the scene for making art, draw inspiration, shape your story and express yourself through mixed-media techniques. This book is all about digging deeper, honoring your life, and coming away with a truer understanding of yourself and your art.
Format: Book - 2018 First edition
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The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity
"Whether you are a creative profesional, a student, or a front-porch dreamer, this collection of comics will provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process" -- page 4 of cover.
Format: Book - 2017
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The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and the Creative Process
"In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page. Named for the painting by Frida Kahlo, who famously transformed her own personal suffering into art, The Thorn Necklace offers lessons on life, love, and the creative process."--Page  of cover.
Format: Book - 2018 First edition
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