I watched the extra's of Disney's Sleeping Beauty and was impressed with the artists Walt Disney surrounded himself with. Eyvind Earle was a leading artist on the Sleeping Beauty but his own work was also exhibited. There's a little documentary where 4 animation artist (Earle being one of them) paint 1 tree. You see them working from scratch and they comment on the whole process of creating. It teaches us how much of the original Disney movies were driven by artistry (as opposed to more commercial/monetary driving forces). I found it very comforting to learn this. In one of the introductions Walt Disney reads lines from The Art Spirit making clear how you should create not copy. At the time he read it the book was almost 50 years old. Now it's almost a hundred years old. But any artist will be inspired to connect to his/her own Art Spirit, which is hard some of the time. So I decided to purchase the book. It's very easy to flip through the pages and read just parts of it to get into 'the art spirit' because it's a collection of essays and speeches of the writer. I would recommend this book to anyone who is involved with any kind of creation process and wants to be inspired to stay connected to their original intention. It doesn't necessarily need to be painting, composing, sculpting, writing but as far as I'm concerned it could also be creating your own business.