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The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

The Artist’s Way By Julia Cameron

"...a powerfully provocative and inspiring work."

"With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan lead you through a comprehensive twelve-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.

This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe..." - Amazon Book reviews

Drawing on the Right side of the Brain – Betty Edwards Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain By Betty Edwards

"Not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates." Book reviews - Los Angeles Times

"...any person of sound mind can learn to draw; the probability is the same as for learning to read. It is simply a matter of learning basic perceptual skills -- the special ways of seeing required for drawing. I claim that anyone can learn enough seeing skills to draw a good likeness of something seen "out there" in the real world." Betty Edwards

The Anti-Coloring Book – Susan Striker The Anti-Coloring Book By Susan Striker

This series of imaginative books has many drawing ideas that older children and teenagers will love:(just take the pages out, or use photocopies, so they wont be offended by "suitable for children over 6" on the cover!)

"A favorite of parents, educators, and therapists...Praised as "extraordinary, revolutionary" (Newsweek), "imaginative" (The Christian Science Monitor), and "great stuff" (Detroit Free Press), this innovative series has continued to spark the creative impulses in children..."

Drawing: For the Artistically Undiscovered (Klutz) - Quentin Blake Drawing: For the Artistically Undiscovered By Quentin Blake

I bought this fun - and empowering - drawing book for my teenage son - but really I want it for myself!

"Children's imaginations will soar with this sketchbook of inspirational artwork, gentle suggestions, practical advice, and lots of white space for the aspiring artist's use. Quality materials include a sketch pen and two watercolor pencils, one red, one black. Age not specified, but this would be appropriate for anyone over 7. A 1999 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner." Book Review from Ruth B. Roufberg, Parents' Choice®

"Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award, Bologna Ragazzi Award: Introducing Art to Children, Honorable Mention, Canadian Toy Testing Council Three Stars Award, National Parenting Publications Gold Award, Not Just For Children Anymore! (selected by the Children's Book Council), Parents' Guide Children's Media Award, Recommended by the National Association for Gifted Children, Selected as Outstanding by Parent Council" From the Publisher

Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings - Kelly Rae Roberts Matisse (Great Masters) By Susan Sternau Color by Betty Edwards Gustav Klimt  By Eva di Stefano

These recommended books and many more can be found in the
Zen Moments Bookstore

This is a hand-picked collection which we ( Vanessa & Alan )hope you will find interesting and enjoyable. These are books and other items we ourselves know and love, or have selected as the best in their field, or have been recommended by Zen Moments readers.

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