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.
Oscar Wilde is attributed to saying, “You are what you read.” What are you reading?
For as long as I can remember reading and libraries have been a part of my life. I want to share my love for books and writing with you. I cannot include all the wonderful stories 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.
Featured Book Recommendation
In her book Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice Projects from 50 Successful Artists (2014) Danielle Krysa shows us 50 excellent reasons why Creative Blocks Can Be Good. In this easily organized and aesthetically pleasing book, we receive 50 ‘Creative unBlock Projects’ to overcome temporary creative barriers.
Danielle utilized her own creative blocks as motivation to speak with these artists. As a result, we receive both honest and inspiring responses to questions like, “When did you truly feel like an artist?”, “Do you ever discuss things with your inner critic?” and “How do you feel when you are in a true ‘creative zone’?”
This book is not only for artists. It is a practical guide for anyone seeking inspiration when feeling stuck in their creative process or for someone who doesn’t know where to begin. The ‘unBlock Projects’ are uncomplicated exercises that will help lead you toward creative breakthroughs.
In addition to learning about each artist in the interviews, Krysa includes artist biographies and images of their work. If nothing else ‘unBlocks’ you, seeing the unique styles of these painters, collage artists, sculptors and illustrators will surely motivate and inspire you!
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