I had to get this book because I loved Kipfer’s 1,001 Ways to Slow Down (review here).
To start, I have to say that a book like this is hard to review! It’s primarily a list of ideas for things to do that’ll help get your creativity going. Just like 1,001 Ways to Slow Down, 1,001 Ways to Be Creative is very lovely to look at, with different designs and a fun, artsy look to each page.
I think this is a great book to leave out on a coffee table to pick up any time you feel like doing something that involves creativity, but you’re just not sure where to put your energy. There are SO many ideas in this book, with everything from painting a room in your favorite color to taking a pottery class to writing prompts.
I like to call myself a creative person, but like anyone else, I get stuck sometimes. I’m really happy that I own this book now to open when I need a little inspiration!
• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (March 27, 2018)
Best-selling author Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is back with a new, beautifully illustrated book that will help you break free from to-do lists and find time to think and live more creatively. The third entry in Kipfer’s successful 1,001 Ways series, this interactive list book will inspire anyone looking to unleash their creative genius.
In today’s overscheduled world, there is often little room for creativity in our daily lives. 1,001 Ways to Be Creative shows you how to set your brain free, and will help you find the time and energy to play, dream, imagine, breathe, and explore. This inspirational book of lists offers a treasure trove of ways to bring a little creativity into your life, including ideas for innovative things to do, practical tips, and thought-provoking quotes. Interactive prompts inspire art projects, storytelling, innovative thinking, seeing like an artist, and more. With this energizing book by your side, your next Big Idea could be just around the corner!
About Barbara Ann Kipfer
Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is the author of 14,000 Things to Be Happy About and the Page-a-Day calendars based on it. She has written more than 60 books, including 1,001 Ways to Live Wild, The Order of Things, Self-Meditation, Instant Karma, 8,789 Words of Wisdom, The Wish List, and 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone,and she edited Roget’s International Thesaurus. She holds PhDs in linguistics, archaeology, and Buddhist studies. Dr. Kipfer is the Chief Lexicographer of Temnos and has worked for such companies as Answers.com, Ask Jeeves, and Dictionary.com.