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Book Review: Llewellyn’s Complete Book Of The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

Llewellyn’s Complete Book Of The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, by Sasha Graham This is an odd book for several reasons.  In reading it, I could not help but think that despite the author’s intentions that this book would tend to make people … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Noticing

The Art Of Noticing:  131 Ways To Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, And Discover The Joy In The Everyday, by Rob Walker Admittedly, as a creative person I am someone who is more than usually interested in the quotidian details of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way:  A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron In some ways, this book was not something I expected.  The author assumes that the reader is somehow a creative person whose creative juices are blocked and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species:  How Human Creativity Remakes The World, by Anthony Brandt and David Eaglemann This is one of the many books that seeks to combine a concern for the aesthetics of creativity with a purportedly scientific approach in evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creating Things That Matter

Creating Things That Matter:  The Art And Science Of Innovations That Last, by David Edwards There are some books that try too hard and those which do not try hard enough, and this book is clearly in the first camp.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Regretsy

Regretsy:  Where DIY Meets WTF, by April Winchell This book lives up to its title.  The author of the book is the owner of a site that promotes (?) various failed efforts at creating do-it-yourself items for sale on Etsy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics #9-14

Dungeons & Dragons:  Forgotten Realms Classics #9-14, by Jeff Grugg, Rags Morales, and Dave Simons Although it is rare for me to read graphic novels, from time to time I enjoy them, and this book was a pleasant reminder of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Here’s A Brilliant Idea

Here’s A Brilliant Idea:  104 Activities To Unleash Your Creativity, by the Brothers McLeod This book was co-written by two brothers, one of whom is a writer and the other of whom is an illustrator.  As might be expected, therefore, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art Matters

Art Matters:  Because Your Imagination Can Change The World, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell I had read most of the text in this particular book before, but only because it was included in the author’s large collection of … Continue reading

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On Creativity: A Creator Reflects On His Own Creativity: Part One

One of the truths that is easy enough to uncover when it relates to creativity is that it is easiest for us to talk about ourselves and our own creativity.  We are the creators we know best, after all.  Just … Continue reading

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