Reading Resources

Readings to Spark Your Personal, Creative Process

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These artists /authors explore not only how art gets made, but also how it doesn’t — what stands in the way of the creative process and how to overcome it. Fear, of course, is a cornerstone of those obstacles.
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, David Bayles and Ted Orland.
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield.
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, by Twyla Tharp
The Courage to Create, by Rollo May







Trust the Process: An Artist’s Guide to Letting Go, by Shaun McNiff
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are










The Art of Portrait Drawing: Learn the Essential Techniques of the Masters
Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings, by Kelley Rae Roberts