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1,001 Ways to Be Creative: A Little Book of Everyday Inspiration

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Written for those looking to unleash their inner genius, this enchanting interactive "list book" reveals how to set your brain free -- and find the time and energy to play, dream, imagine, breath, and explore.

In today's overscheduled world, there is often little room for creativity in our daily lives. This inspirational collection of lists - the third entry in bestsell
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by National Geographic Society
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Sheri
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help, 2018
So often when we think of creativity we think of making something like artwork or composing a song. But being creative isn’t just about artistic talents such as painting, writing, sculpting and the like. Being creative is about imagination and inventiveness, thinking outside the box and seeing things in new ways.

1001 Ways to Be Creative explores the many unique opportunities there are for making and thinking new things. From plating your dinner with flair to listening to a different radio stati
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Deb
I started my blog ten years-ago in April of 2008 (yikes!) as a creative outlet. I felt that my job didn't offer much creative inspiration most days, but coming up with recipes to make or trying recipes and adapting them to my dietary preferences, then plating the food to look pretty and taking pictures of it gave me a chance to express myself. Besides food & blogging and the occasional paper craft, I dabble in writing and often find myself stuck looking for new ideas. 1,001 Ways to Be Creative i ...more
Aria
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I only found this book because I read her other book, "1,001 Ways to Live Wild", and I wanted to read more by her, so I looked and found this! It made me feel like Living Wild did. I felt good. It opened up my mind to be more creative. Like, paint instead of write. Be inspired by all the little things. I love it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a bit of inspiration!
Christie
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Creativity is a funny thing. I look around and see all these people who are tremendously creative. Both of my children are talented artists. My daughter spent many years studying ballet and is a beautiful dancer. Both my children are musical; my son taught himself to play guitar. I have other friends who are artists, painting with words or yarn or fabric or glass or clay. Some put their art on a plate. But I am probably not the only person on the planet who feels like they don’t have a creative ...more
Stephanie
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
1,001 Ways To Be Creative is a charming little book filled with plenty of ideas, thoughts, reminders and projects to keep your creative juices flowing. The perfect size for the coffee table, desk or bringing along with you in a bag, 1,001 Ways To Be Creative offers a list of starting points, activities and new perspectives for when you are stuck in a rut, just plain bored or looking for a new approach.

When I first got this book I dug right in and started noting which things I wanted to try! I ab
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Leslie
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an assortment of brief, random ideas. I was expecting something with a little more substance, but what you get in this book are one or two line thoughts and ideas meant to spark inspiration or motivate you to do something you hadn't thought of doing it. Pages have whimsical illustrations in cheerful colors. This would make a nice gift for all ages.
Cheryl
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a little book of big creative and fun inspiration. You will want to spend time each day being challenged and prompted to live a more creative life. My thanks to the author
Barbara Ann Kipfer and Goodreads Giveaways.
Natalia
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I enjoyed this book, though it took a while to get through. As you can probably tell from the title, it's a book of daily inspirations for creativity. When I tried reading it straight through, all of the information jumbled, but opening it and reading a page or two at a time was more helpful.
Michelle Arredondo
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these kinds of books. Who doesn't? 1,001 Ways to be Creative: A Little Book of Everyday Inspiration by Barbara Ann Kipfer is one of those adorable books that make for a great many things. Great coffee table book, Great book to tote-around with you, Great book to give as a gift, Great stocking stuffer. I buy at least 10 books like it a year for all those reasons. I give them as gifts to my kids teachers. I give them as gifts to family. I decorate my house with them, decorate the table, and ...more
AD
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charming book with lots of ideas for ways to be creative. The book is lovely, hardbound and about 7x7 inches in size. It would be a great present or addition to a gift basket.
Sue
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty beautifully designed book. Great for inspiration and great as a gift.
Csimplot Simplot
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!!!!
Katie Dawn
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, growth
Some really great ideas, tips, and motivating quotes in here! Just what I needed to fuel my creativity fire <3 ...more
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Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer (born in 1954) is a lexicographer,as well as an archaeologist. She has written more than 60 books, including 14,000 Things to be Happy About (Workman), which has more than a million copies in print and has given rise to many Page-a-Day calendars. The 25th anniversary edition of the book was published in October 2014. She is the editor of Roget's International Thesaurus.

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