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You probably spend a lot of time thinking about how other people see you. Maybe you have a hard time figuring out who you are and how you should act. You might be good at making people laugh. But one or two-people think that you're a show-off. Or maybe you're quiet.
Creative Living Skills is a major revision of Creative Living that repositions the program to appeal to a wider audience. It is still the book for comprehensive courses at grades 10-12, but is also appropriate for management or independent living courses. This edition places additional emphasis on personal development, interpersonal skills and relationships, parenting, resource management, consumer skills, and daily choices related to food, clothing, housing, and transportation. When used with upper-level students or independent living classes, pair Creative Living Skills with the new work text, LIFE On Your Own, 0-07-861584-4. This work text presents real-life situations students will encounter and provides practice dealing with them. Students work through this consumable book and then keep it for future reference. LIFE On Your Own can also be used as the primary text for a semester independent living course.
According to Henri Nouwen, the bestselling spiritual writer, every Christian is a minister--trying to live his life in the light of the Gospel. Creative Ministry is a thoughtful examination of the various complex tasks that are part of that way of life.Separate chapters treat each of the five areas that Nouwen considers the primary responsibilities of the minister: teaching, preaching, counseling, organizing, and celebrating. He shows how these main functions are inextricably tied to the minister's spiritual life and why they must be directed toward a creative dialogue with other Christians if they are to be rewarding. It is also essential, he maintains, that the minister leave himself open, take risks, and "lay down his life for his friends" in order to give new life."There is today a great hunger for a new spirituality," observes Nouwen, a hunger that requires new and creative forms of ministry. Citing numerous examples from his rich experience, the author offers practical advice for infusing daily pastoral work with meaning. The result is an insightful presentation and a resonant spiritual guide for every man and woman who wants to be of service.
Take a well-timed shot in the dark with this invaluable guide to night photographyShooting in low light and at night is challenging, but it can result in stunning images, so don't put that digital camera away after the sun goes down! Start capturing eerie and intriguing photographs at all levels of light with this information-packed guide from renowned photographer and author Harold Davis.He provides pages of field-tested techniques to help you find the proper exposures, including the best settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter. Don't miss the intriguing examples of his own work, including cityscapes, landscapes, and more.Walks readers through the intricacies of night and low light photography Explores the fundamental rules of exposure, including creative settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter speedsInforms and inspires with the author's own breathtaking examples of night photography, including cityscapes, landscapes, exciting night events, and other photos that illustrate the concepts Capture the visually exciting world after the sun goes down with this essential guide to night photography.
Composites and further special effects is an excerpt from Creative Photography Ideas Using Photoshop which presents 75 comprehensive workshops that have been specifically designed for photographers; each offers a clever and creative technique that can be immediately applied.Composites and further special effects workshops focus specifically on creating composites; from dropping in a sky to producing sunbeams, using multiple files, blending mode, refine edge, the gradient tool, multiple layers. There are plenty of creative ideas that will take your photography that little bit further from creating a 'joiner' or 'still movie' to joining two landscapes and creating a mirror image.Each workshop offers ingenious creative techniques to immediately enhance images in Adobe Photoshop.From basic techniques to more advanced, all guidance is 'best practice' and shown via clear explanatory texts, photographs, 'before, during and after' manipulations and screen grabs.
In-computer editing is now as important as in-camera shooting; this book provides ingenious creative techniques to immediately enhance images through this medium. Presents 75 comprehensive workshops that have been specifically designed for photographers; each offers a clever and creative technique that can be immediately applied. Takes a specific, unique slant to provide a wide range of creative tips and tricks designed to appeal primarily to photographers, but also to other creatives using the programme. From basic techniques to more advanced, all guidance is best practice and shown via clear explanatory texts, photos, before, during and after manipulations and screen grabs.
Go beyond the basic rules of photography to capture stunning portraitsPortrait photography is a vital topic for photographers of every level of experience, from amateur to professional. Written by renowned photographer Harold Davis, this inspirational book encourages you to define our own photographic style and capture stunning, creative, and unique portraits.You'll discover tips and techniques for "breaking the rules" of basic digital photography so that you can go beyond the fundamentals such as composition, lighting, and exposure in order to create memorable and incomparable portraits.Explores the most common subject of most photographers-people-and explains when, why, and how to forgo the fundamentals to capture memorable portraitsEncourages you to define your own unique photographic style and offers information and inspiration to help you do soDelves into a variety of creative techniques that you can use when exploring ways to take lively and stunning portraitsIllustrated with Harold Davis's striking portrait photography, Creative Portraits will both inform and inspire you.
A young man is deeply in love with a young woman. He pours out his heart, singing to her, writing poems for her, giving her beautiful flowers. And how does she express her love back to him? She talks, usually briefly. And that's all. That's an imbalanced relationship,but it's an accurate picture of our communication with God. God speaks with pictures, symbols, music, tastes, smells, and all the rich diversity of creation. So why do we express ourselves to Him with nothing more than words? Connect with Our Creative God InCreative Prayer,Chris Tiegreen encourages us to communicate more intimately with God by speaking the language of His heart. Drawing on Bible stories, psalms, and historical examples, Tiegreen reminds us that our praises and petitions can reflect the unique gifts God has given us. Singing. Painting. Cymbals. Dancing. God has always encouraged his people to respond to him in bold, visual, active, and energetic ways. As God shows us every day in a thousand ways, real love cannot be contained. From the Trade Paperback edition.
How does your company define creativity? Or does creativity define your company? In this remarkable book, Jerry Hirshberg, founder and president of Nissan Design International, distills his experience as leader of the world's hotbed of automotive innovation and reveals his strategy for designing an organization around creativity. In The Creative Priority Hirshberg weaves together enlightening real-world anecdotes with the story of NDI's genesis to illustrate eleven interlocking strategies that came to define NDI's creative priority. Richly illustrated with NDI's elegant designs and sketched, The Creative Priority is at once a compelling narrative, a rich store of hands-on experience, and a grab bag of breakthrough insights that can help your business perform its most vital function.
The Creative Professional's Guide to Money teaches creatives everything they need to know about the financial side of running a creative business. Creatives - which include anyone promoting their own creative services (designers, copywriters, photographers, illustrators, interior designers, web designers, and more) - are great at their work, but when it comes to running the financial side of their business, most would rather not talk about it. This boo focuses on proven techniques and resources used by a wide range of successful creatives to manage their business finances. Expert advisors are interviewed on topics such as accounting, taxes, contracts and financial planning. Using examples, case studies, and real-life stories from actual creatives, this book addresses:How to build the financial structure of a creative business from the ground upHow to set up and achieve long-term financial goals and plan for a prosperous retirementCommon financial mistakes small business owners make and how to avoid themHow to handle taxes and insuranceHow to perform day-to-day accounting tasksHow to create a budget and adhere to itWhat to charge for work and how to determine a profit marginHow to talk about money with clients and prospects
Raw cooking is a form of eating food full of life and nutrition, which contains exquisite flavors, aromas, and textures in order to delight our five senses, particularly our palate.With culinary techniques that conserve and maximize the nutrition groups of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains, seaweeds, mushrooms, and spicy and aromatic herbs, Creative Raw Cooking offers a world of possibility in order to enjoy eating while also being health-conscious.The result is dishes that allow us to enjoy the purity and the nuances of each ingredient. In this book, you will find: Lists of basic raw ingredients How to organize your kitchen with the necessary tools How to press, cut, macerate, grow, ferment, and dry the ingredients How to add your own touch to the dishes And more than 120 recipes for all tastes: creams and soups, salads, sauces, breads, cheeses, crackers, sweets, shakes, and more!
This new and completely revised edition of Creative Speaking is designed to provide succinct, comprehensive guidance for those preparing for individual speech events. This book can also be used as a textbook for advanced speech courses designed to give students practical experience in all of the various forms of speech making.
Focusing on the collaborative and creative processes that go into productions, The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre introduces students to the theatre through the plays themselves and the people who write them, create them, and act in them. The book provides a rich context for each play with a discussion of the playwright's other works, sources for the play, timelines that present historical and cultural background, and a section on a particular production of the play to give students a sense of the theatre industry at close hand. The Creative Spirit includes complete scripts of five plays: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Wakako Yamauchi's And the Soul Shall Dance, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Milcha Sanchez-Scott's Dog Lady, and Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics.
Why isn't everyone creative? Why doesn't education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Bestselling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every ?eld of endeavor -- from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life -- natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples, he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches that diverse geniuses share -- and anyone can emulate. Fascinating and fun, Michalko's strategies facilitate the kind of lightbulb-moment thinking that changes lives -- for the better.
The fifth edition of this book shows future and current early childhood educators how to integrate children's creativity, play, and the arts into their curriculum in a way that fosters learning and growth and meets accountability measures.
Creative thinking made easyBeing creative can be tough - and trying to come up with great ideas under pressure can leave the great ideas under wraps! Creative Thinking For Dummies helps you apply creative thinking techniques to everything you touch, whether it's that novel you have inside you or the new business idea you've had that will make you the next hot entrepreneur ??? or anything in between.Creative Thinking For Dummies is a practical, hands-on guide packed with techniques and examples of different ways to think creatively. It covers a range of techniques, including brainstorming, lateral thinking, mind mapping, synectics, drawing and doodling your way to great ideas, meditation and visualization, word and language games, and divergent thinking.See the world in a different way, and realise that you are surrounded by creative inspirationBrainstorm new ideas successfully and try out some lateral thinking exercisesOpen your mind to a new way of thinking and nail down those great ideasDiscover creative thinking techniques using games, words, drawings, and storytellingLet creativity enhance all aspects of your life, whether developing your personal skills, becoming more professionally effective, or using creative thinking techniques to help your children develop their creative mindsYou'll soon discover that everybody, including you, has a wealth of creative potential within--you just need to tap into it!
The secret to getting exactly what you want from life -- from the man who has!A businessman who has built up, owned and sold software companies, a nightclub, a bed and breakfast (plus a couple of alehouses), author Robin Nixon knows that worldly success has little to do with the world. It begins with one's self--and one's deepest thoughts. When altered, your thoughts have the ability to impact your behavior and immediate universe, and, indeed, your destiny. Known as "Creative Visualization," this powerfully simple tool has adherents as well known as Oprah Winfrey. In Creative Visualization For Dummies, Robin Nixon gives you the practical tools for pinpointing your goals, becoming more assertive and self-confident, and increasing energy levels and creativity--while on a new journey of self-fulfillment.Includes useful visualization techniques and exercises that help you tune into the mind/body connectionOffers psychological approaches that allow you to take real steps towards success and happinessFor those interested in finding a new direction or finally creating their own luck, this tell-all guide--from the man who's capitalized on its secrets--will offer an inspiring game plan for a new beginning.
Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible. Children get the most out of their learning when it is exciting, and this book offers great ideas for classroom practice, whilst making careful links to research. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction, and each chapter contains case studies and ideas to try out in practice. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including: - exploring traditional tales - writing from experience - using playground games as a foundation for literacy - performing poetry. Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children's literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.
No matter what your passion is--business, technology, science, or plumbing--this practical guide will enable you to unleash your innate creative skills based on your unique personality type and succeed in everything you do.More than 70 percent of the US population believes they are not creative. Authors and psychology experts Otto Kroeger and David Goldstein are here to prove them wrong. Everyone has the power to create, but it's up to you to use your personality type to discover, develop, and deliver on your creative potential. In today's complex global environment, creativity is essential to staying competitive in the job market. By focusing on the sixteen Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator categories, this book teaches you to identify your optimum learning style, generate new ideas, apply creative solutions to everyday problems, collaborate effectively, communicate your ideas clearly to others, and become more confident in your own creativity. With interactive elements and pages to keep track of your progress, Creative You provides all the tools and advice you need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world. Whether you're starting from scratch or want to enhance an already developed skill, Creative You will put you on the road to success.
In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist's Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft--not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process--an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Making the reader his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the "coup" itself--executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence.
Creativity 101, describes the history of how people began to study creativity and discusses different definitions. It explores the "Four P's" (person, process, product, and press).
Are creative people more likely to be mentally ill? This basic question has been debated for thousands of years, with the 'mad genius' concept advanced by such luminaries as Aristotle. There are many studies that argue the answer is 'yes', and several prominent scholars who argue strongly for a connection. There are also those who argue equally strongly that the core studies and scholarship underlying the mad genius myth are fundamentally flawed. This book re-examines the common view that a high level of individual creativity often correlates with a heightened risk of mental illness. It reverses conventional wisdom that links creativity with mental illness, arguing that the two traits are not associated. With contributions from some of the most exciting voices in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, physics, psychiatry, and management, this is a dynamic and cutting-edge volume that will inspire new ideas and studies on this fascinating topic.
Creativity and rationale comprise an essential tension in design. They are two sides of the coin; contrary, complementary, but perhaps also interdependent. Designs always serve purposes. They always have an internal logic. They can be queried, explained, and evaluated. These characteristics are what design rationale is about. But at the same time designs always provoke experiences and insights. They open up possibilities, raise questions, and engage human sense making. Design is always about creativity. Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design comprises 19 complementary chapters by leading experts in the areas of human-computer interaction design, sociotechnical systems design, requirements engineering, information systems, and artificial intelligence. Researchers, research students and practitioners in human-computer interaction and software design will find this state of the art volume invaluable.
A complete creativity education in one volume. Everything you need to know to increase and unleash your creativity, by America's leading expert on the psychological side of creativity. Whether you're a painter or a human resources manager, a novelist or an information services specialist, says Eric Maisel, whatever you do, creativity helps you do it better. In this book, Maisel presents a complete one-year plan for unleashing your creativity. It uncludes two discussions/exercises per week, and culminates in a guided project of your choice--from working on your current novel to planning a new home business.
A Do -It-Yourself Prescription Happiness In their insightful book, wife-and-husband physicians Carrie and Alton Barron present an innovative, highly achievable five-part plan to unleash happiness and alleviate depression and anxiety by tapping into creative potential. A gifted psychiatrist and a premier hand surgeon, Carrie and Alton Barron draw upon the latest psychological research, a combined forty years of medical practice, and personal experience to demonstrate how creative action is integral to long-term happiness and well-being. The Five-Part Prescription for the Creativity Cure--Insight, Movement, Mind Rest, Your Own Two Hands, and Mind Shift--leads the way to a more meaningful, fulfilling life by simultaneously developing self-understanding and self-expression. With the Barrons' detailed tools and strategies for cultivating creative outlets, overcoming unconscious fears and barriers to happiness, and linking internal thought to external action, readers will build the mind-set and habits necessary for happiness and positive change. They will experience--and learn how to sustain--the deep satisfaction that accompanies creating something by hand. The perfect self-help book for our handmade, homemade, crafting culture, The Creativity Cure has a simple yet profoundly inspirational message: that you can find the authentic, contented life you crave by taking happiness into your own two hands.
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