Creative Living Bookshelf: Episode 10

We creatives just love reading, don’t we? I find I’m always adding wonderful books to my creative living bookshelf! In this episode, I share 6 great finds covering everything from creating happiness to making the ugly, from playing big to play with a Rebel, from lettering to composition notebooks! I’ve shared links below (don’t look if you want to be surprised when you watch the show!)

Here are the books currently on my Creative Living Bookshelf

What are you reading?

Do you have a great creative living books to recommend to me?


  1. Jo Z says:

    Jamie, I too picked up “A Year of Daily Joy: A Guided Journal to Creating Happiness Every Day.” I have used it as my gratitude journal for the year since, for me, gratitude is about acknowledging what gives me joy. The format has worked out really well. I love both the images and text in the book. They always help me get in the frame of mind to see all the abundance in my world and can often remind me of areas in my life where I need to focus my gratitude.

    I am a fellow lover of “all things in print” and am grateful for you taking the time to make these “Creative Living Bookshelf” videos. Oh, you could end up in my Daily Joy journal today.

  2. Patricia says:

    Jamie! This is a wonderful book review!! I am always on the hunt for good, juicy creative reads & these certainly fit the bill! I recently read Twyla Tharp’s book (The Creative Habit), which was a great read about creative process & another favorite is “Art & Fear” (Bayles & Orland). Wow! “Syllabus” sounds like my kind of book! I really enjoyed your video this morning! Thank you!!

  3. chrislally says:

    Thank you for your wonderful recommendations! I’m currently reading “Alphabetica: An A-Z Guide for Collage and Book Artists” by Lynne Perrella. Although I’m neither a collage nor book artist, this book has spurred tons of ideas for future artwork projects. Now I’m gonna grab a cup of coffee and spend some time on your inspiring site. Continued success to you, Jamie!

  4. Scarlet says:

    Thank you for the Creative Living Bookshelf, I just love it. Lots of new ideas and things to add to my wish list. Like Patricia, I have read Twyla Tharp’s book and have always remembered part of her creative process, which is to just show up, even if you are balking and tired and don’t want to go there, just show up. it is something I use in my everyday life and work life all the time. (I work from home so the self-discipline of just showing up is really really important). Always love your suggestions and you always give me lots to think about in my own creative process. Thank you!!

  5. verbena says:

    The Art of Whimsical Lettering is one of my favorite creative books right now. I decorated a composition book to make my creative lettering “journal” (per Ms. Sharpe’s suggestion) and have been working my way through her book, doing the exercises and having fun experimenting. Who knew that lettering could be so much fun. Ms. Sharpe is a wonderful teacher, and I am learning so much from her creative approaches to lettering.

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