Adult Nonfiction BF408 .D535 2011
Summary: A book for all who strive to tap into their own creativity Â Following up on her successfulLife Is a Verb, and in the tradition of Julia Cameron'sThe Artist's Way,Patti Digh here presents a book that leads readers by both heart and head to acknowledge, reinforce, and use their own creative spirit.Creative IsÂ a Verbis equally a book for people who say, "I'm not creative" or "I'm just a dabbler" or "I'm an artist." Â Thirty-seven related essays are organized around six overarching themes that guide readers beyond the fear of creativity to embrace their inner artist. As the author says, "If you're alive, you're creative."Â Among the themes: "Put down your clever" (stop trying to be smart), "See the pencil" (learn to really see again), "Throw more pots" (focus on the process, not the outcome), and "Close the door" (find ten minutes a day for yourself). Each essay is followed by aÂ creativeÂ exercise for the reader, allowing her to apply the principles of each story to her own life. Â Original artwork contributed by artist/followers of the author's blog 37days enhance each essay. Â Praise for Patti Digh'sLife Is a Verb Â "Damn, girl. You write good." -Lee Hancock,DallasMorning News Â "I've said it once and I'll say it again: I adore Patti Digh's bookLife is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally.Â I love her writing, her depth, her sizzle. This is a book that makes me sing with life and the possibilities we all have for transformation and awareness. It is the best antidote I've got these days for the pain and fear raging around us--that and loving hugs, long naps, frevent prayer and letting myself feel whatever I'mÂ feeling." -Jennifer Louden, author ofThe Woman's Comfort BookÂ Â "Life is a VerbisÂ brilliantly crafted, raw, gorgeously designed, and daringly different from 'self-help' books. It relates, through stories that sparkle and astonish and soar, how to move, to be on your way, torealizewho you really are through youractions." -Dave Pollard, author ofÂ The Natural Entrepreneurand the weblogÂ How to Save the World Â "Patti's guide for the last 37 days of life will turn every one of your next 3,700 days into a fully lived experience. . . . I have never seen such a simultaneously practical, esthetic and soul-caressing book in my life." -Kichiro Hayashi, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo Â "I laughed.Â I cried.Â I want the t-shirt!Â Seriously,Life is a Verbmay well be the single book that will change the world or maybe onlyyour life.. . .Â This will surely be the last self-help book you will ever need or want to read." -Patricia Ryan Madson, Stanfo
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