Jane introduces a series of "cross training" exercises to help you grow as an artist, break through obstacles, explore your limitations, and discover who you are as an individual, creative person. These exercises involve both art making and writing. She accurately notes that many artists might resist the writing component...but that aspect of the exercises really seems to facilitate a deeper exploration of yourself as an artist.
The book includes the results from many other artists who have already completed the same exercises and it was fascinating to see the very distinct approaches and styles that each one took. The majority of the featured artists were new to me and I loved being able to get to know a whole new group of creatives.
The chapter titles give the reader a quick idea of what the focus of the book includes: Defining Creative Stamina, Overcoming Stumbling Blocks, The Power of Limitations, Learning to Make and Take Time, What does Alignment Look Like to You?, Making Work Distinctly Your Own, Each of Us is Fascinating, and Discovering Grace through Acts of Making.
Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Erin O' Brian who won a copy of the book.