Friday, August 17, 2012
Spark: How Creativity Works
This book was readable in a sitting or two but contained so much power in it's pages. Reading all these interviews with such incredible artists like those listed above and so many others was inspiring and interesting and eye-opening. This book ran the gamut from entertaining to moving; reading to a composer's account of taking his mother back to his childhood home in New Orleans for the fist time after the storm was heart-breaking. On the flip side, Patti Lupone's story about her mother was funny and endearing. Delving into the musical partnership between Alison Krauss and Robert Plant was educational as well as fun to read. All of these stories have merit.
If you are interested in this kind of subject--how does creativity work and what kind of information do artists have to pass on to me--this is a great book to pick up. Hopefully you will find inspiration in these stories as much as I have!