Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Where do you find inspiration?
This weekend I found my muse at Half Price Books. When I walk into a book store I take my creative "artist brain" and my creative "business woman brain" and usually one brain will win the day and garner all of my time in their favorite department. Well Sunday I got lucky and found 2 books for each of my creative brains.
First I have to tell you about a really brilliant book for kids and adults and especially for artists. Run out and get a copy of Dr. Seuss' old book " On Beyond Zebra". I love love love this stunning book.
Here is an excerpt:
" In the places I go there are things that I see
That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z.
I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends.
My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends!"
This thin little children's book is the best book on creativity I have ever seen. Oh and if you do not have kids it is ok to read it out loud to your dogs.
You can order a newer copy at Amazon:
The other book I just finished reading today is Seth Godin's book "Permission Marketing". I found it dry, tedious, and repetitive. With that said I would also highly recommend it. I did gain some working knowledge that I will apply to my business. The man is no Dr. Seuss ok., and business books are as a rule not as fun as a romp in the park, but if you have an open mind you can find what you need in them. I also try to check in on Seth Godin's Blog from time to time. He has some other business books that I plan to read soon, so don't let my negative comments on his writing style keep you from learning from him. This guy knows his stuff.