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The Creative Habit and The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #34

December 4th, 2016 No comments

Dew 2016 gift guide

Two excellent books by choreographer Twyla Tharp delve into the creative process and collaborating with others. The books give an in-depth view of both her work and how she creates it. There is lots of great ideas to be found here for anyone seeking to improve their career.

From Amazon.com…

One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird.

All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. 
In “Where’s Your Pencil?” Tharp reminds you to observe the world — and get it down on paper. In “Coins and Chaos,” she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In “Do a Verb,” she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In “Build a Bridge to the Next Day,” she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. 

Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin…

 

The Creative Habit and The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp

 

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Tea Infuser Mug | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #33

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My wife switched from coffee to tea a couple of years ago and also has a lengthy commute most days, so, for her recent birthday, I picked up this new tea tumbler to help make her mornings a bit easier and more enjoyable. The mug contains a stainless steel tea infuser and plunger that works much like a min-French Press coffee maker. She can add loose tea and hot water and head out the door knowing that she’ll have an excellent cup of tea to enjoy as she drives as well as during her tea breaks during the day.

 

Tea Infuser Mug

 

Tea tumbler

Find more tea infuser mugs of all sorts on Amazon.com

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