The Creative Artist
Choose to be creative! Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent, with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. Developing and strengthening these traits in yourself will help you reach your potential as an artist - and this book will show you how. Then you move on to a series of exercises and projects, all designed to unleash your natural creative talents. Projects like a - creativity journal - for jotting down notes, sketches, quotes, and doodles. Activities like taking a - creative trip - along a familiar route, or becoming a child again by playing with childhood materials - like paste, construction paper, and crayons.
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