The Artist's Way for Parents

Raising Creative Children

The Artist's Way for Parents

“For decades, people have been asking me to write this book. The Artist’s Way focuses on a creative recovery. We re-cover the ground we have traveled in our past. The Artist’s Way for Parents focuses on creative cultivation, where we consciously—and playfully—put our children on a healthy creative path toward the future.” —Julia Cameron Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Gold Award (Best Book of the Year) in the category of Parenting/Family. From the bestselling author of The Artist’s Way comes the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron’s canon of work on the creative process. The Artist’s Way for Parents provides an ongoing spiritual toolkit that parents can enter—and re-enter—at any pace and at any point in their child’s early years. According to Cameron: “Every child is creative—and every parent is creative. Your child requires joy, and exercising creativity, both independently and together, makes for a happy and fulfilling family life.” Focusing on parents and their children from birth to age twelve, The Artist’s Way for Parents builds on the foundation of The Artist’s Way and shares it with the next generation. Using spiritual concepts and practical tools, this book will assist parents as they guide their children to greater creativity.

The Miracle of Morning Pages

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Most Important Artist's Way Tool: A Special from Tarcher/Penguin

The Miracle of Morning Pages

In this invaluable companion to Julia Cameron’s seminal work on the creative process, The Artist’s Way, she provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about her most powerful tool for unblocking creative stores: Morning Pages. According to Cameron, keeping a Morning Pages Journal is essential to cultivating creativity and personal growth. These pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing will provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize, and synchronize the day at hand. The Miracle of the Morning Pages Journal clarifies and expands upon the ins and outs of the art of keeping a Morning Pages Journal. Also included in this e-special is an excerpt from The Artist's Way for Parents, the most highly requested addition to Julia Cameron's canon of work

The Prodigal Father

Reuniting Fathers and Their Children : with a Special Section for Mothers

The Prodigal Father

A handbook to help estranged fathers reconnect with their children examines both the estrangement process and the path to reunion, explaining how to rebuild self-esteem, renew a relationship with the child's mother, and create lasting bonds. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Play and Creativity in Art Teaching

Play and Creativity in Art Teaching

In Play and Creativity in Art Teaching, esteemed art educator George Szekely draws on his two classic volumes, Encouraging Creativity in Art Lessons and From Play to Art, to create a new book for new times. The central premise is that art teachers are not only a source of knowledge about art but also a catalyst for creating conditions that encourage students to use their own ideas for making art. By observing children at play and using props and situations familiar to them, teachers can build on children’s energy and self-initiated discoveries to inspire school art that comes from the child’s imagination. The foundation of this teaching approach is the belief that the essential goal of art teaching is to inspire children to behave like artists, that art comes from within themselves and not from the art teacher. Play and Creativity in Art Teaching offers plans for the study of children’s play and for discovering creative art teaching as a way to bring play into the art room. While it does not offer a teaching formula or a single set of techniques to be followed, it demystifies art and shows how teachers can help children find art in familiar and ordinary places, accessible to everyone. This book also speaks to parents and the important roles they can play in supporting school art programs and nourishing the creativity of their children.

The Artist’s Torah

The Artist’s Torah

The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background--or none--and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the wisdom of artists, composers, writers, and choreographers from the past and present. You'll explore the nature of the creative process--how it begins, what it's for, what it asks of you, how you work your way to truth and meaning, what you do when you get blocked, what you do when you're done--and encounter questions that will help you apply the meditations to your own life and work. Above all, The Artist's Torah teaches us that creativity is a natural and important part of the human spirit, a bright spark that, week after week, this book will brighten.

Artists on the Art of Survival

Observations on Frustration, Perspiration, and Inspiration for the Young Artist

Artists on the Art of Survival

From across the spectrum of the arts--theater to music, painting to poetry, and everything in between--men and women from the creative front lines share their experiences and insights on the often harsh realities of a life in the arts. Artists on the Art of Survival examines the lives of artists as some continue to struggle to find their place, others have managed to carve out a niche for themselves, and still others have, for a variety of reasons, moved on to something else. By exploring each of these paths of development, the book provides valuable, practical, and spiritual lessons in maintaining and surviving as a working artist.

Living the Artist's Life

A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse into the Creative Spirit and Life of a Professional Artist

Living the Artist's Life

"Living the Artist's Life" is an introspective book about how one becomes an artist and taps into that interior creative spirit. The author shares her musings on art-making through this collection of insightful and engaging essays. The reader is given a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the inner workings of a painter. Yvonne invites you to follow her along on her artistic journey to see just what "makes her tick" as an artist. Being an artist is not just what Yvonne does, it is what she is, with every fiber of her being. This book reveals how art is an integral part of this artist's life and a motivating force in everything she does. Through her writings, the reader can feel the passion behind Yvonne's artistry, which also fuels her highly personal response to the beauty she sees in the world.