Big Magic

Big Magic

Creative Living Beyond Fear

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2015
ISBN: 9781101924167
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Gina_Vee Jul 07, 2018

I don't exactly know how to describe why I liked this book... It's pretty much a practical guide to becoming a happy artist, but some of the principles and advice included can be applied to other "fields" of artistry and passion. Overall, I liked the book. I lied the straightforwardness of the writer.

ArapahoeAnna Feb 08, 2018

Gilbert's no nonsense approach to creativity and doing whatever inspires you is equal parts memoir and get going, pep talk. Read by the author with enthusiasm and authenticity.

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Jul 20, 2017

This book is wonderful if you spend your days wondering how to channel your inner creativity. For those that are practical and analytical, it might be hard to grasp at first. Gilbert offers an extensive list of ideas and inspiration on how to utilize your creativity and apply it in your daily life. Through hardships, sacrifices, and successes, it's a nice relatable story for creative minds. A very refreshing read. I give it 4 stars because by the last CD, she was repetitive, but at least 2/3 of the book kept me interested in hearing what Gilbert had to say.

neko Feb 08, 2017

The treasure buried within you hopes you have the courage to say yes. Whatever, is your creative urge say yes. Go make something and put it out there. Take all you are on a creative journey let it make you who you will become.

PMPL_AnaC Jan 07, 2017

So inspiring! I just want to go and make stuff!

JCLAmyF May 10, 2016

This was short, sweet, and had some wise words and great anecdotes from and for a creative life - which is not just for the privileged few.

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Mar 14, 2016

It was enlightening for the first half of the book, but near the end it gives you little to look forward to, pretty much rephrasing the first half. The author gives examples, and clarifies that there are a million ways to be creative. You don't have to be artistic to be creative. She gives examples that make you think. There are different ways to live a creative life. If you feel that you are not living up to your fullest potential, this is the book for you.

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ArapahoeMaryA Sep 05, 2018

• To even call somebody "a creative person" is almost laughably redundant; creativity is the hallmark of our species. We have the sense for it; we have the curiosity for it; we have the opposable thumbs for it; we have the rhythm for it; we have the language and the excitement and the innate connection to divinity for it.

• If you're alive, you're a creative person ... descended from tens of thousands of years of makers. Decorators, tinkerers, storytellers, dancers, explorers, fiddlers, drummers, builders, growers, problem-solvers, and embellishers--these are our common ancestors.

• This is a world not a womb…Don’t rush through the experiences and circumstances that have the most capacity to transform you. Don’t let go of your courage the moment things stop being easy or rewarding. Because that moment? That’s the moment when interesting begins.

• Do whatever brings you to life… Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.

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