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Books: Time to be Creative




Spending more time at home requires creativity on many fronts. Publishing company Quarto, specialists in beautifully illustrated and inspiring publications, has curated a range of books to keeps hands, hearts and minds occupied. Pencils at the ready

Conscious Creativity: Look, Connect, Create by Phillipa Stanton, £14.99

Conscious Creativity by Phillipa Stanton (32445526)
Conscious Creativity by Phillipa Stanton (32445526)

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

Creative Flow: A Year in my Mindful Life by Jocelyn de Kwant, £12.99

Creative Flow by Jocelyn de Kwant (32445535)
Creative Flow by Jocelyn de Kwant (32445535)

Enjoy 365 simple prompts encouraging us all to spend a few minutes each day engaging with our creative impulses; time away from the stresses of the world to notice and appreciate what is around us, and to focus on simple pleasures

How to Draw Almost Every Day by Kamo, £12.99

How to Draw Almost Every Day by Kamo (32445538)
How to Draw Almost Every Day by Kamo (32445538)

A perfect book for budding artists, How to Draw Almost Every Day challenges and inspires you to draw one simple illustration each day of the year

How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata, £10.39

How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata (32445542)
How to Draw Almost Everything by Chika Miyata (32445542)

Instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food and everyday objects. One section on people offers simple tricks for showing emotion. Sounds like a fun way to document family life in isolation

I Can't Draw: This Book Will Prove You Can by Lydia Crook, £12.99

I Can't Draw – This Book Will Prove You Can by Lydia Crook (32445556)
I Can't Draw – This Book Will Prove You Can by Lydia Crook (32445556)

Entertaining and quirky art activities for all ages. It’s simple but effective with easy-to-follow prompts and starting points to teach you the basic elements of drawing

My Year in Small Drawings: Notice, Draw, Appreciate by Matilda Tristram, £10

My Year in Small Drawings – Notice, Draw, Appreciate by Matilda Tristram (32445645)
My Year in Small Drawings – Notice, Draw, Appreciate by Matilda Tristram (32445645)

This is a charming book and perfect for people who find a blank page a little too overwhelming. Build up dozens of dinky drawings, from tangles of cables, to window frames and tree buds, and notice the simple – and sometimes surprising – beauty of the every day.

Nature Tonic A Year in my Mindful Life by Jocelyn de Kwant, £12.99

Nature Tonic A Year in my Mindful Life by Jocelyn de Kwant (32445659)
Nature Tonic A Year in my Mindful Life by Jocelyn de Kwant (32445659)

Just lovely, this book offers 365 ways to connect with nature and experience and appreciate the natural world around us. Take a mindful moment to really notice the birds in your garden or paint an imaginary flower and enjoy a boost to your daily dose of wellbeing

All available at quartoknows.com



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