BOOKS

DC cover+ The Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams / How to Create a Club for Art (Findhorn Press 2015) shows how to start and run a drawing club. It's based on The Saturday Morning Drawing Club which the author has taught for the last ten years. It offers three complete sessions worth of exercises to take a club through its first year and one rule that helps artists of all levels find their way to bold, authentic exploration. Drawing and making art in the company of fellow artists helps us to explore more freely, see who we are and learn how to amplify our insights and gifts. The book is fully illustrated by the author and members of The Saturday Morning Drawing Club. Available in bookstores and on Amazon.











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COVER+Making Art a Practice / How To be the Artist You Are (Findhorn Press 2013) contains 30 action practices designed to help the visual artist connect with their true creative selves and grow their art. The practices, some of which are based in yoga, include beginning rituals, ways to work with the mind, hands-on exercises, and suggestions to study a particular artist, learn new skills, explore different materials, take work into the world and more. The reader can work through the practices sequentially or dip into one or another when needed. Inside is the art of twenty well-known contemporary and beginning artists working in various media including—Aparna Agrawal, Ky Anderson, Mo Cook, Katrien de Blauwer, Laura Douglass, Vivienne Flesher, Sarajo Frieden, Douglas Kornfeld, Margarita Mascaro, Christine Mauersbereger, Paula Ogier, Stoney Parsons, Susy Pilgrim Waters, Heidi Pollard, Cinzia Ruggieri, Anthony Russo, Ward Schumaker, Maggie Stern, Gala Vanson, Kate Wilson and Sally Young. Making Art a Practice won Foreword's "Book of the Year" award in the Arts category. (Foreword is the review magazine for libraries.) Available in bookstores and on Amazon.







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The Confident Creative / Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind (Findhorn Press 2010) shows how we can connect with our true creative selves through the simple act of drawing.  It's for both the practicing artist and the person who wishes to explore creativity.  No drawing experience is necessary.  The book includes techniques to improve drawing skills, overcome mental obstacles and grow creative courage. There are over 100 pieces of inspirational art by contemporary artists such as—Yuko Adachi, Aparna Agrawal, Michael Crockett, Laura Douglass, Katherine Dunn, Caroline Leaf, Susy Pilgrim Waters, Deborah Putnoi, Julia Talcott, Kathy Todd and Kaetlyn Wilcox, and by members of The Saturday Morning Drawing Club, a class taught by the author. The Confident Creative was a 2010 gold medal winner in the Nautilus Book Awards, which seek to honor "exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading..." Read the Preface and Introduction here. Available in bookstores and on Amazon.







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