INSPIRATION for being more creative. I recently enjoyed The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp (see my review HERE), and I'm currently reading Spark: How Creativity Works, which is based on previous episodes of the Studio 360 radio show. Each chapter shares the story of an influential creative, including filmmakers, sculptors, poets, writers, etc. The book jacket description states: "Creativity is integral to business, parenting, education, science and, perhaps most poignantly, our personal relationships." The stories are fascinating, and more than once I've had to stop reading after a chapter and do a little research to view artwork or read more about the individuals discussed.
For example, I was intrigued after reading about Painter Chuck Close and his huge grid-style portraits, so I scrolled through a gallery of his works. I also had to see Mel Chin's Revival Field and some of David Plowden's photographs. I still have a few chapters to go in this book, but I definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about Creativity. This quote from the book sums up another wonderful way to think about Creativity:
The essential gift is to be open to wonder, and to let that wonder spark your creativity.