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The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are (original 2005; edition 2006)

by Danny Gregory

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When Danny Gregory's life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself to draw. The result was a complete transformation of his life, his priorities, his career and the way he saw the world. In handwritten chapters full of his own lush watercolour illustrations, Danny offers readers a chance to reconnect with their own creative energies, using drawing as an example. He gently instructs his audience in the art of allowing themselves to fail, giving up the expectation of perfection and opening up to the world.… (more)
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Title:The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are
Authors:Danny Gregory
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Inspirational, motivational, and filled with excellent art and content. Not to be read in one sitting (although I have). This is the reminder to keep out and pick up to remind yourself that you have permission to create every day. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
would actually want to buy this for myself so I don't have to keep getting it from the library and copying every other page. ( )
  sriemann | Mar 30, 2013 |
Fun to read and look at, add drawings, underline wildly or finely, in black and white or colour, too - excellent nudge in the ribs, an unpretentious "you can do it too" book. I thoroughly enjoyed the occasional tongue-in-cheek remark that definitely raised it from the see of "how to be creative" books out there. The book is of a kind you read and want to meet the person who wrote it. Drew it. Well... made it. ( )
  flydodofly | Jun 13, 2011 |
Anybody and everybody can draw! This is the premise of Gregory's book and after reading it and working through (still) the different exercises, I agree with him. Not everyone is Van Gogh, for sure, but the practice and exercise of drawing engages a part of one's psyche too often ignored. I've taken to drawing regularly not only as a creative outlet, but as a moment for meditation and stress management. It's wonderful. Highly recommended - both the book and the message. ( )
  bookem | Nov 9, 2010 |
Love this book! ( )
  laserone | Apr 25, 2009 |
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Dedicated to you, the artist
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Too many people seem they feel they are not and can not ever be creative.
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When Danny Gregory's life was turned upside down by tragedy, he learned to cope by teaching himself to draw. The result was a complete transformation of his life, his priorities, his career and the way he saw the world. In handwritten chapters full of his own lush watercolour illustrations, Danny offers readers a chance to reconnect with their own creative energies, using drawing as an example. He gently instructs his audience in the art of allowing themselves to fail, giving up the expectation of perfection and opening up to the world.

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