Inspiration for The Creative Process

My bookshelf has always been full of books and ideas on the creative process. In fact so are my pinterest boards, walls, scrap books, and everything else where I gather my thoughts and inspiration for creativity. 

Here are a few of my favorite pieces published on the creative process.

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The Creative Process in Eight Stages

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I made a great big canvas. For three weeks it sat in the center of the studio like Jack's massive desk in The Shining. No matter how many "painting miles" I've earned, there's really nothing more terrifying. Of course, I have some ideas, a subject, a palette in my mind. Several in fact. But I've encircled it, ignored it, worked on smaller paintings instead. Finally, today, I took six different shades of pink. Some cadmium red light, rose and violet, and I just attacked it. It's okay, I wasn't totally committed because I knew it was just the ground of probably ten layers that will live above it. But it was a start. Read more.

 

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Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit

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One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird. 

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