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The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You… (original 2005; edition 2006)
by Danny Gregory
The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are by Danny Gregory (2005)
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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. ( )
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.
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.
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.
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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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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)741.2The arts Graphic arts and decorative arts Drawing & drawings Technique of Drawing
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