This is the most amazing book. I highly recommend this book to everyone on Crafthaus.

Imagine: How Creativity Works describes how to foster imagination, creativity and inspiration. It also describes behavior that is counter productive to our creativity. Get the book from your library if you can, but my library had so many holds on the book, we bought it and are sharing it with everyone in our family.

Below is a quote from page 69-70. It starts with describing the door of the studio of the  graphic design master Milton Glaser.

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Above the front door, chiseled into the glass, is the slogan of the studio: ART IS WORK.

For Glaser, the quote summarizes his creative philosophy. "There's no such things as a creative type," he says. "As if creative people can just show up and make stuff up. As if it were that easy. I think people need  to be reminded that creativity is a verb, a  very time-consuming verb. It's about taking an idea in you head, and transforming that idea into something real. And that's always going to b a long and difficult process. If you're doing it right, it's going to feel like work."   

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Harriete

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That quote is enough to make me want it!
Thanks for the recommendation. 

Maybe you have already seen the documentary about Milton Glaser, To Inform and Delight. Clearly a great mentor. Would love to have had him as a teacher.

I haven't seen the documentary about Milton Glaser but know that you told me about it, I am putting it at the top of my list.

Harriete

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