The Confident Creative / Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind
(Findhorn Press 2010)
The simple act of drawing can connect with our true creative selves and this book shows how. It’s for both the practicing artist and the person who wishes to explore drawing. The focus goes beyond drawing skills to ways to overcome mental blocks and grow creative courage. There are over 100 pieces of art by a dozen contemporary artists and members
of The Saturday Morning Drawing Club, a class taught by the author upon which the book
The Confident Creative was a 2011 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…”
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Sue B / VINE VOICE March 24, 2011
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There is so much more to this book than the title would lead you to believe. If you're looking for a book that will teach you how the technical techniques of drawing lanscapes, portraits etc, this is not the book you want. But if you're looking for a book that will help you find the confidence to draw without judgement in your own artistic style then you need to buy this book.
This is a beautifully written book whose pages I will turn to again and again when I am in need of a creative push. it doesn't matter what artistic medium you work in or even whether or not you're interested in drawing, you'll find inspiration in these pages that will nurture and help you find your own creative confidence.
M Grossman on March 13, 2010
This book is a masterpiece. It's fearless, beautifully written, and accessible to all artists and writers. Filled with creative ideas and passion, this book is the best of its kind. Through insight and fun exercises, Cat Bennett, replaces the fear of "I can't draw" with, "I can and I will." If you "show up" something will happen. Her humor, in combination with profound insight make this book a MUST HAVE!!!! Her art is magical and it's a page turner. Close your eyes and draw. It's fun.
heliojeff June 29, 2011
Loved this book and its real and profound approach to moving beyond the self doubt and self critics that take such a heavy toll on young artists and more mature artists as well. It is a fun and nurturing book, I am sharing with friends and family, and recommending to any aspiring creative.