Next to the episodes on the Back to the Drawing Board podcast, there exists The Bookshelf.
The Bookshelf is my gift to you. On Instagram, every first of the month, I share with you a book that reminds you how to look, gets you in touch with your creativity. These are not just books for artists, nor people who love art. They are books for people that want to learn to look, whether it's at veggies in the grocery store, or other people's body language. They are books that give you the permission to enjoy the mystery, embrace the curiosity and dive in deep. It is in this mystery that the best ideas come about. With that being said, book two on The Bookshelf is..
Drawing Your Life, by Michael Nobbs
Creativity is not about masterpieces and this book acknowledges that. Through prompts to observe and record the things and objects around you, you will develop your observing skills and being present in the moment.
My favorite thing about this book is that it is not precious. It's a way to make mistakes, try new things, and engage in the observation and creative process without pressure. It's not only encouraging, but also a great activity to do together with others. You can make the activity as long or as short as you'd like. Creativity and creating doesn't have to be complicated.
Drawing Your Life is a drawing book perfect for both kids and adults, beginner and advanced!