Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Over the Counter # 361
First up is Craft for the Soul: How to Get the Most Out of Your Creative Life Hardcover by Pip Lincolne.
From Penguin Random House Australia:
"Pip Lincole is often approached by people who want to be creative, but don't know where to start. This book shows you it is as simple as setting up a routine, and creating time and space for new ideas to come in. She shares her wisdom regarding priotizing your own creativity, doing new things, finding things that spark your excitement and passion, being positive, creating routines, loving your work, and much more. And of course, no Pip book is complete without some crafty projects. Here are 10 original, exclusive projects to get you started on your creative journey: crochet, knitting, pompoms and paint—something for everyone."
Your Idea Starts Here: 77 Mind-Expanding Ways to Unleash Your Creativity Hardcover by Carolyn Eckert.
From Storey Publishing:
"With change happening faster and faster in our tech-ruled world, being able to think creatively, flexibly, and quickly is more important than ever. In Your Idea Starts Here, graphic designer Carolyn Eckert offers 77 specific questions, techniques, and exercises — cleverly combined with fascinating infographics and other visuals — to jump-start creative thinking.
Don’t know what you want your project to be? Make a list of things you don’t want it to be. Wondering where to start? Say one word that relates to your idea and invite a friend to say another word that relates to yours. See where five or ten rounds take you. Work within a time limit, look in unexpected places, think tiny, do the opposite, shuffle your papers, and explore your creativity to the fullest! There’s something here to inspire and strengthen every smart idea, all in an innovative little book that makes a perfect gift for anyone, including yourself."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)