The Drawing Mind: Silence Your Inner Critic and Release Your Creative Spirit : an Interactive Sketchbook

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Shambhala Publications, 2012 - Art - 200 pages
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When asked to draw, most people become anxious. The fear of making a "mistake" or not drawing something "perfectly" gets in the way of just drawing and experimenting with the process. And yet the ability to make a mark on a blank page is something that is universal. The Drawing Mind is an interactive sketchbook that reminds you that you don't have to be an artist to draw--you're already hardwired to do it! We each have a "drawing mind", says the author Deborah Putnoi, that we can use and enjoy in our work, school, and other areas of our life. Putnoi is both encouraging and inspiring as she leads you through a fun, thoughtful series of exercises that allows you to rediscover your drawing mind and how it can connect you with the world in fresh, exciting, creative ways.

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User Review  - Jennifer Louden - Goodreads

Not doing it for me. I wish i hadn't purchased it. I will continue to play with it to see if I can find a way into drawing but in general the instructions are both too simple and too abstract for someone with as much baggage as I have around drawing. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Deborah Putnoi is an artist, educator, and researcher with a Masters in Education from Harvard and an advanced degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museum settings. She is best known for her paintings and works on paper, and her work is in numerous collections. She worked at Project Zero at Harvard University with Howard Gardner and Jessica Davis and has taught and been a resident artist in public and private schools and universities. Her particular interests are using art to effect social change and finding new and unusual ways to access the creative mind.

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