Discover (Or Rediscover) Your Creativity – Guest Review by Hayley

Let There Be Art” is a poetically written book helping us to see the creativity in the everyday.  With stories, honesty, and gentleness, “Let There Be Art” encourages each reader’s own unique creativity, and helps it flourish in unexpected places.    

Although the first and last chapters should be read first and last respectively, the chapters in between can be read out of order if you choose.  Each has its own topic, and they don’t blend together very much.  This way, it’s fun to look at the contents and see which chapter title beckons to you on that particular day.  My personal favourites were the chapters titled “Let There Be Play” and “Let There Be Smallness. 

At the end of each chapter there are interactive sections called “Prompts” and “Practices.” This was one of my favourite parts of the book, and it really encourages your own thoughts, and a deeper connection to the ideas presented in that chapter.

One of my favourite themes of this book is that creativity can flow in and through and from everything we do.  Even in the seemingly mundane or un-creative parts of the everyday, creativity can be present and flourish.  

In the winter months, I am often drawn to artistic, creative activities, more so than in summer months.  The daylight hours are reduced, and the weather compels us to stay inside, making it the perfect time to let your creative ideas flow.  For this reason, I feel as though “Let There Be Art” is aptly timed in its release.  A helping hand in discovering, or maybe re-discovering your own ways of creativity, “Let There Be Art” broadened my ideas of all that the word “creativity” entails, and I think it will for you as well.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”

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