“Full of tips and tricks on how to look at the world with a curious eye, it’s a brilliant way to breathe creativity (back) into our lives.” – Flow magazine
“Crammed with practical ideas, inspirational images & creative exercises, Conscious Creativity leads the reader through the process of establishing what kind of creative you are...”–Mslexia
“The purpose of this book is to enable you to look at things in an alternative and more substantial way, so that you arrive at composition through genuine interest.”–Juno magazine
“Philippa Stanton is passionate about people connecting to their innate creativity and has distilled these incredible techniques and ideas on how we can tap into that. Philippa is a massively successful Instagramer at @5ftinf and yet she is only too aware how these little two dimensional squares can limit our experiences and restrict our creativity, so it’s not without a little irony that she’s written a book to encourage people to step away from their screens and connect more with the 3D world. It’s a fascinating subject and I wholeheartedly recommend the book for anyone who’s working in the creative industry or is curious about the world around them.”–Sophie Robinson (DIY SOS, The Great British Interior Design Challenge, This Morning)
Unlock your creative potential with Conscious Creativity: a practical, playful guide bursting with inspiration to help bring more colour into to your life.
There is creativity in all of us, but it can easily be buried beneath our everyday concerns or need a spark to bring it back to life. Whether you’ve lost your mojo or just need some fresh ideas, artist and photographer Philippa Stanton’s lively guide will stimulate your imagination and reinvigorate your creative life.
Engage your curiosity and connect your observations to your creative practice with activities such as:
Noticing all the hues of one colour you can see around you
Creating an abstract textured image using herbs, spices and other dry ingredients from your kitchen cupboards
Collecting shadows: photograph hidden shapes and dark spaces that you haven’t noticed before
Conscious Creativity will help you open your senses to the beauty you may not notice every day, and show you how to capture it. Simple, engaging exercises that encourage observation and experimentation will give you an insight into your own aesthetics as you take a conscious step to note the colours, shapes, shadows, sounds and textures that fill your world, and how they make you feel.
Bursting with practical ideas and inspirational images, embrace the joy of creating, and learn to use your natural curiosity to take a leap into the most creative time of your life.
If you like this, you might also like Creative Flow and Nature Tonic.
About the Author
Philippa Stanton is a professional artist and photographer with more than 20 years’ experience of creating and teaching art. She holds popular workshops and teaches courses online, while the inspirational qualities of her imagery have attracted more than 400,000 followers for her @5ftinf account on Instagram. Clients attracted by her work have been as diverse as Green & Black’s chocolate, travel company Tui and The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group. Philippa lives in Brighton, UK. She is the author of Conscious Creativity (2018) and Conscious Creativity: The Workbook (2020).
"So much colour in one book! I love the daily practice prompts, to encourage you to go and create.” —Betty magazine
"This new tome is packed full of mindful craft exercises, tips, stunning imagery and personal accounts. The book aims to help readers to fully appreciate what is around them, opening up their senses to the beauty they may mot notice every day, and showing how to capture it through crafts."—Your Home
"A creativity guide, prompting visual and visceral experiences, which sit alongside memory and abstract thinking."—Psychologies
"Sometimes it's easy to fall into a crafty rut, so Philippa Stanton reveals how to get your mojo back, with simple yet beautifully illustrated exercises to help you find inspiration in everything around you."—Crafts Beautiful
"Crammed with practical ideas, inspirational images creative exercises, Conscious Creativity leads the reader through the process of establishing what kind of creative you are..."—Mslexia
"The purpose of this book is to enable you to look at things in an alternative and more substantial way, so that you arrive at composition through genuine interest."—Juno
“Philippa is passionate about people connecting to their innate creativity and has distilled these incredible techniques and ideas on how we can tap into that.”—Sophie Robinson Interiors
“Wanting to get a bit more creativity going in your life, but not sure where to start? Philippa Stanton's book, Conscious Creativity, could be just what you need - with daily practices offering specific instructions to get you in touch with your senses.”—Made for Mums
“A few flicks through Conscious Creativity and you’re sure to get your crafting mojo back in next to no time.”—Papercrafter
“Packed with joyful wisdom, this fascinating title invites readers to open their eyes to the beauty of ordinary things and connect with their creative impulses.”—Craft Focus
"A beautiful toolbox of tips, techniques and exercises to ignite your inner creative."—The Home Page
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