Saturday, June 20, 2009
Creative Awakenings, by Sheri Gaynor
I love this book. I'm all about women taking charge of their lives and following their creative paths. Creative Awakenings, by Sheri Gaynor, provides an abundance of inspiration to get you started.
The concept is simple: use your art to help you envision your dreams, then join in a group of women who will support you along the way. Sheri even provides an online venue for collaboration if you don't have a local support group.
She got me out of my creative rut. I express myself through words for the most part, but reading her book gave me the push I needed to ask an artist friend to teach me about painting with acrylics. I joined three women around a table one recent Sunday morning and we gessoed canvasses, mixed up paints, played with modeling compound and different brushes and tools. It was a blast.
And I even managed to produce a painting that I'm not ashamed to display in my home.