I support literacy. I believe books can change our lives. By sharing a corner of my own personal library with you here, I invite you to pick up a new book and begin reading.
Reading is essential to our personal growth and creativity.
Through books and stories, we empower ourselves with knowledge, and we learn from the experiences of others. Reading opens doors to opportunity, both emotionally and financially. And most of all, reading is a great source of inspiration! We exercise our imaginations through the power of words.
With each and every story we are transformed.
I have always loved to read. I love books, libraries, and bookstores! For as long as I can remember books and reading have been a part of my life. Oscar Wilde is attributed to saying, “You are what you read.”
I want to share my love for books and writing with you. I cannot include all the wonderful books I have devoured over my lifetime, but I have curated a small list to help you with your creative journey. Enjoy!
Join me in being a literacy advocate. Start by reading to someone who cannot read, or share your knowledge with someone who may need your support. You can also support the literary community by visiting your local libraries and bookstores.
Book Recommendation of the Month
Find Your Artistic Voice by Lisa Congdon is a wonderful guidebook to the process of your artistic self-discovery. Although this book is aimed at artists seeking to discover their unique style, this book is truly for anyone attempting to connect to their inner creative and begin a creative practice.
Congdon celebrates the uniqueness that every individual possesses and explains in her introduction, “Conformity is for the Birds”, that the journey to finding your voice “is one of the most important experiences you will ever have.”
Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic walks you through self-discovery by helping you reflect on your superpowers and your skills. She encourages you to embrace your own point of view as an artist, so you can communicate to the world and speak your truth.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Congdon herself and includes intimate interviews with professional creative artists sharing their creatives processes.
Lisa Congdon is an internationally known fine artist, illustrator, and writer. She is the author of ten books. In March of 2021, she was named One of the 50 Most Inspiring People and Companies According to Industry Creatives published in AdWeek.
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