I received this book as a gift and decided to write a review of it just in case anyone is interested. As implied by the title, the book goes over the mental process experienced by many artists including fears of rejection, the need for acceptance, assumptions, the role of academics, and finding your own style […]Read More Book Review: Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
So, I’ve been contemplating on the idea of creativity for a long time and I recently encounter a book titled, The Artist Way by Julia Cameron. In this book, she details ways to overcome a creative block. What I really liked about the book was the author’s description of creativity as a fountain that […]Read More Ten Ways to Inspire Creativity!
One of my professors sent me the link posted below, which I found to be insightful and entertaining. I have been reading so much about Hemingway lately and it is interesting to learn about all of the artists (Cézanne, Miró, Homer), and writers who influenced him. Just wrote my paper on Hemingway’s use of realism […]Read More Thoughts on Art, Hemingway, and Stephen King #writersandartists #literatureandart
Naguib Mahfouz’s novel Arabian Nights and Days powerfully depicts a variety of characters, drawn from the classic tales of the Arabian Nights, whose relationships with one another are entangled in a web which they are unable to escape. This web is designed with a purpose, but men must be able to work their way through […]Read More Existentialism in Mahfouz’s Arabian Nights and Days #middleeasternliterature #literature