Thoughts on Reading Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

Thoughts on Reading Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

With the Pattern Observer Book Club members, this month (or rather in one day) I finished reading Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon. * Please note this post has affiliate links. That means if you purchase after...
Thoughts on Reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Thoughts on Reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

As part of the Pattern Observer Book Club, we dove into a #1 New York Times best-seller all about decluttering and organizing. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up * Please note this post has affiliate links. That means if you purchase after clicking through, I might...
Quotes from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Quotes from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Continuing with Pattern Observer's Book Club was really easy since I already was reading the book chosen for February. I'm hoping to develop a regular habit of reading in following the book club (albeit passively). I'm not always participating in the discussions,...
Quotes from The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

Quotes from The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

Joining in with Pattern Observer's Book Club meant I was finally able to dive back into reading more this past January. I seem to go in and out of voraciously devouring books - into getting too busy to allow time for reading at all. I'm hoping to replace that...
Reading The Willpower Instinct

Reading The Willpower Instinct

I started reading The Willpower Instinct (Amazon affiliate link) by Kelly McGonigal Ph.D. and literally could not stop! Although we are meant to work through a chapter a week, the information provided is just so interesting! I wanted more. Maybe this is a prime...
Reading de Kooning: An American Master

Reading de Kooning: An American Master

I bought de Kooning: An American Master (affiliate link to Amazon) a while back, started reading it but was interrupted for whatever reason and literally forgot about on my dusty bookshelf. I've always been a fan of de Kooning's work and actually posted about it last...
Finished Reading The War of Art

Finished Reading The War of Art

So I'm done reading The War of Art (affiliate link to Amazon) because it's such a short book - quick read! Turns out that it's nothing like The Artist's Way, besides a bit of religious/spiritual talk. I felt that it was a description of why we resist doing things and...
Reading The War of Art

Reading The War of Art

When it was first released as part of Seth Godin's Domino Project, I quickly read through Steven Pressfield's super short book, Do the Work. Although it's probably not rocket science information in the creative world, I really connected with what he was saying and...

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