Art & Soul, Reloaded – Pam Grout

Art & Soul, Reloaded – Pam GroutA Year-Long Apprenticeship for Summoning the Muses and Reclaiming Your Bold, Audacious, Creative Side

 Synopsis: It’s time to declare the beat of your own drum. With her trademark humour, enthusiasm and no-nonsense guidance, Pam Grout, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of E-Squared, invites you on a year long ‘apprenticeship’ to recognize and unleash your innate creativity. Making art does not necessarily mean painting a gallery-worthy still life or belting out a Grammy-winning song. It simply means finding a way to give your inner muse a voice in this world. Sure, there’s drawing, dancing, singing and writing, but there’s also art to be made from creating your own pair of angel wings, inventing a new toy or curating your own at-home film festival. Each week, Grout inspires you to take on a creative project, offers an inspirational message and suggests three zany activities to awaken your infinite creativity. You don’t need to know anything! You just have to begin!

Why I like it.

This book is full of projects and ideas, each of the 52 chapters features a creative project, an inspirational message and three zany activities. Each week also includes a brief anecdote about a well-known artist who has made it. “You are in Good Company” What this book does is encourage people to open up their creativity by being encouraging, “Buy a cheap notebook and jot down three ideas every day. They can be about anything… The practice is simply a workout for your imagination”  If this approach prompts even one great idea, it’s a very worthwhile investment!

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