Conscious Creativity: The Workbook experiment, explore, create – Philippa Stanton


Description: Drawing on the success of her breakout book Conscious Creativity, artist Philippa Stanton dares you to throw away technique and open the door to free creative movement with this hands-on workbook.

Acknowledging the power of chance and experimentation, this is a safe space in which to scribble, sketch, tear, scratch, fold, weave – anything that Philippa’s playful prompts inspire you to do. There are no rules here: choose an activity at the back of the book or start at the beginning; pick an exercise on light and shadow, paint your own colour chart or build a collage of found items, whatever makes your creative juices flow.

Packed with simple suggestions to open our eyes to the beauty of ordinary things, this workbook draws on themes including randomness, colour, texture and the senses to encourage us to connect with things we might not normally notice. Breathtaking original photography acts as a catalyst to inspire us to take a chance with new ideas, follow up coincidences and find new ways of expressing our creativity.

Conscious Creativity: The Workbook is a liberating place to be random, get things wrong and make a beautiful mess.

Why I like it
When I reviewed Philippa’s first book, Conscious Creativity, I described it as ‘a magical book that should be on the bookshelf of everyone who wants to discover their inner creative soul.’ In Conscious Creativity: The Workbook Philippa has taken her approach to creativity to another level. Each chapter is full of fascinating creative information as well as innovative activities as she encourages you to interact with the workbook in a myriad of different ways. Even the jacket can be used as a random page finder!

The content includes,

Creating With No Agenda
Random Practice
Seeing, Finding and Observing
The Senses and Synaesthesia

With stunning photography, and interactive ideas this isn’t just a workbook, it becomes your own work of art!