Monday, April 27, 2009

The Creative License

I just started reading this book, "The Creative License" by Danny Gregory. It's hard to make time to read, but I do and this is one of several books I am currently reading. It's fun, inventive, and most of all...helpful for my creative process. I enjoy the way the author makes me laugh and think, yes, that's right!

One of my favorite quotes from the book is: "In the end, you see, you can't really suppress your creative urge. As Jeff Goldblum says in Jurassic Park, Nature Will Find a Way." How true is this!

There are lots of great visuals in this book, plus the text is rather unconventional, which I think is part of what helps keep my interest and enjoy the read even more. I would recommend this book if you are looking for something fun to stimulate your creative thought process.

I had a great weekend of creativity. I'm getting my inventory ready for the delivery to Coyote Creek this coming Saturday. I imagine I'll be busy most of this week completing paper work, packing things up, etc. I plan on posting pictures of some of my new jewelry pieces over the next couple of days.

Here's wishing all of you a great week of creativity. :)

7 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

I have that book....he did a lot to popularize the whole sketchbook "craze"...It is very good reading, you will enjoy it. I hope to see some of your results posted here in the weeks to come!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the book recommendation! I think I have a Borders coupon somewhere!

Tracey Clarke said...

I am so very excited for you!
....the Pollock book I am reading is like 700 pages...I need a book like yours!

Karen said...

Thanks for that recommendation...we all need to make time to read more. Hope your week of packing and paperworking isn't too painful and I look forward to the new pieces!

Janelle Goodwin said...

I need to check out this book. Thanks!

Sue Furrow said...

Kathleen Thanks for your sweet comments in my blog. But what I really want to say, Is I Love Your Blog! Your blog is so creative and colorful. I hope someday I learn how to put all the stuff you have on the right side of your blog onto mine. I'd really like to feature some of my fav's the way you do. And yes, when you show us some of your new designs inspired by the creative license be sure to remind me. Happy packing!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thank you all!

Celeste, it's great to know you enjoyed the book too! I'm anxious to delve further into it and see what happens with me next.

Hey Sheila, I think I have an e-coupon from Barnes & Noble. If you'd like I'll email it to you. Let me know.

Hi Tracey, wow 700 pages seems daunting...hope its a good read.

Thanks Karen, I was planning on taking pictures tonight and had some finish work to do, so maybe tomorrow I can post pictures.

Hi Janelle. I hope you enjoy the book if you get it.

Hi Sue. Oh, you are too kind. I'd be happy to help you with getting some things set up with your blog. I'll let you know when I have pics posted. Thanks!