15 Creative Books to Spark Inspiration

Most all artistic people have experienced the dreaded feeling of looking at a blank canvas or computer screen while waiting for creative inspiration to spark.

At times, creativity can be elusive. Nevertheless, contrary to popular opinion, creativity can be honed with effort and consistency. It’s helpful to set aside time for yourself to focus on honing your creativity, add it to your schedule. You should also know when to take a step back. Explore new mediums. Step away from your workspace and get some fresh air.

If you have exhausted all of the popular tips for rejuvenation, try reading about someone else’s motivational story. Hearing how someone achieved success or happiness can inspire your own creative journey.

The list of Best Books For Creatives featured in the infographic below was compiled by my friends at Invaluable. They have even included a short description and added an inspiring pinnacle quote.

I’ve read quite a few of the books listed below, and I’m looking forward to adding some new titles to my own creative reading list.

There’s a 16th book to add to this list! My book, Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Lessons of a lifetime. 24 modern-day masters share secrets to their success (and it is on sale) .

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