Everyone can draw and everyone can meet the true creative self within through the practice of drawing. Using specific techniques, many drawn from yoga, the reader will learn how to enter the meditative state of presence in which we find creative connection and expressive confidence. The CONFIDENT CREATIVE shows how the practice of drawing can unblock creativity and create confidence. Drawing brings us fully into the present moment where we connect with peace when we open to inspiration and creativity. Through the yogic technique of one-pointed focus, observing the mind and changing our energy to the positive, we learn to overcome creative blocks with ease and make quantum leaps in our art and lives. Other drawing books focus on the end product, this one focuses on how drawing can bring us into our true creative selves. The CONFIDENT CREATIVE offers a wealth of visual inspiration through many examples of art from professional artists who have pushed the boundaries of drawing into creative expression. The CONFIDENT CREATIVE takes drawing into the realm of personal exploration and expression.
Hi and thanks for visiting! I've been an artist for over 30 years and I believe we are all creative at heart. I've made short animated films for CBC-Sesame Street, Nickelodeon TV and various nonprofit organizations in Boston. My illustrations have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine and many other publications. I've also done illustrations for children's educational books. In other words, I've been in the trenches for a while and I want to share some of what I've learned about creativity.
I wrote THE CONFIDENT CREATIVE / How to Free the Hand and Mind to nurture the artist in everyone. I hope you'll find lots of inspiration in the book for releasing creative blocks through the simple practice of drawing. Whether you're an artist, writer, musician, gardener, cook or bottle washer-- drawing can bring you into the creative flow.
I write on The Huffington Post--www.huffingtonpost.com;
and on my blog--www.catbennett.net
I also lead creativity retreats--www.theconfidentcreative.com