Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go

Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go

Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situation. This force is the primary carrier of creation. If we trust it and follow its natural movement, it will astound us with its ability to find a way through problems--and even make creative use of our mistakes and failures. There is a magic to this process that c Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situat...

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Title:Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go
Author:Shaun McNiff
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Genres:Art
ISBN:Trust the Process
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:210 pages pages

Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go Reviews

  • Steven
    Nov 02, 2017
    I'm obsessed with Sam Hinkie and the Philadelphia 76ers, so I gravitated toward this as sort of a goof, but it's a really wonderful way to think about work, art, and performance--in the broadest terms possible--and find joy and meaning in what you're doing. There's nothing especially m...
  • Heron
    Sep 12, 2011
    Really, not a well or helpfully written book. ...
  • Kate
    Nov 24, 2007
    Another book to help get those creative juices flowing. ...
  • Jenny
    Jul 25, 2008
    one of my top favorites, also one of those special books i give to friends. even after reading it, i find myself referring to it for encouragement often. ...
  • Tom Britz
    Apr 11, 2013
    Though this book has many good things in it, they are said in a dry academic tone. I much prefer to be engaged and maybe entertained a bit, instead of reading dry unemotional information. ...
  • Tracy
    Sep 22, 2017
    This is a must read for anyone trying to find his or her creative voice. ...
  • giovanni
    Mar 11, 2008
    I have not read this book yet, but it sounds really interesting. Here is the book summary: Whether in painting, poetry, performance, music, dance, or life, there is an intelligence working in every situation. This force is the primary carrier of creation. If we trust it and follow its ...
  • Eileen
    Oct 27, 2018
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  • Sasha
    Mar 29, 2010
    Vague. ...
  • Dawn
    Feb 18, 2010
    The author writes about the creative process,how everyone has creativity within them, how to overcome creative blocks and ways to expand on creativity you already use. It was a bit more philosophical than I am, but the underlying advice is good: Just do it. Do it every day, practice...
  • Rachel
    Jan 05, 2018
    you might look at the title of this book and think "well, here is some real cheesy crystal healing self-help shizazzle," but MY FRIEND please give this book a chance, because actually trusting the process is some pretty deep business. i read this book over one year and made a real r...
  • Kid
    Dec 10, 2016
    This book is about three times as long as it should be. It does have some good ideas, but the amount of repeated information/fluff made this a complete snore. In fact, I nodded off reading it more than once. ...
  • Aleksandr Voinov
    Apr 30, 2012
    Edit: Adjusted the rating to 2.5 stars. Nothing fascinates me more than the creative process (duh), but after reading about 60 pages of this, I'm finding the useful bits could have fitted on one page, so my information-processing brain capacity was starting to check my email all the...
  • Tristy
    Feb 03, 2010
    The name says it all...great book about letting go and being free. ...
  • Marcella Burnard
    Jun 25, 2010
    I need to take this book in small bites. It is well written, but the concepts are wrapped and presented differently that the many other books on creativity I've worked with. Whether it's because Mr. McNiff's approach is deeply steeped in psychology - he mentions working in art therapy ...
  • Kate Arms
    Mar 20, 2014
    The perfect book on artistic process for a multi-media, intellectual, kinesthetic like myself. There is a great emphasis on engaging with artistic processes with the abandon of a child and the skill of a practiced adult, which results in a process that is connected to deeply intuitive ...
  • Suzi Baum
    Jan 18, 2012
    This book makes me want to meet the author, Shaun. We live in the same state- so maybe I will! I am so enjoying it. I wonder if Shaun McNiff knows Jan Phillips? They would be a great set of teachers together. xo S ...
  • Apryl Anderson
    Apr 08, 2019
    This probably deserves 4 or 5 stars, and I suppose I'm giving it 3 out of jealousy. I feel as if I should've written this myself! So many thoughtful and encouraging statements to snap us out of debilitating fear and get to work, and my response is "of course," yet here I sit, reading. ...
  • Autumn
    Dec 13, 2012
    This book was gifted to me years ago by an art therapist friend when I graduated from my studies, and author Shaun McNiff is renowned in the field of arts in medicine for being a voice. I realized, however, that by page 81 I started to fade...the book is a call to action, a useful book...
  • Morgan
    Oct 21, 2018
    Enjoyed it, but was disappointed in the lack of discussion of female artists. Only a few were name dropped, and usually next to a man's name. ...
  • Brenna
    Jul 27, 2013
    Not for me. ...
  • Michael Anderson
    Jan 24, 2015
    Nice little book on being creative. Nothing really new or earth shattering, but well written. As another reviewer noted, work with the abandon of a child and the skills of an adult. It's the first part that's a bitch. ...
  • Rhoda
    Mar 13, 2013
    I consider this a hands-on spiritual manual. The encouragement of physical creative expression applies to all areas of life. "Frustration, dissatisfaction and even a sense of desperation may help you access an eloquence you never new existed." Practical inspiration! ...
  • T.L. Merrybard
    Aug 01, 2017
    Been some years since I read this book. I'm surprised how much of it I had internalised, to the point where I'd forgotten where I got it from, but it influences my work every day in writing, art and music. There was even more to get out of it on the reread too. Thanks Shaun! ...
  • Erika Edwards
    Jul 17, 2014
    Great book. A little on the stuffy side, but I like that about it. I have written a full review on my blog about the creative process here...http://livefortheprocess.com/2014/06/... ...
  • Erik Akre
    Dec 31, 2016
    As a recommendation that is undeniable I will say, This book broke me out of a creative frustration that lasted, over-arching, for ten years or so. Since I picked up this book and began reading, in the period of one mere month (and this is no coincidence), my creative life has come int...
  • Farhat Pasha
    Dec 15, 2014
    art is the thrill of loading life on a canvas or wood or stone and vow he knew it ...
  • Kowsur
    Mar 17, 2015
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  • Liz
    May 07, 2015
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  • Matthew
    Feb 06, 2017
    Reading this book was a bit like meeting a really cool new friend for the first time at their going away party. I enjoyed it well enough, but there was a certain amount of disengagement from it that I felt because the timing just isn't right. I can think of many dark nights of the soul...