Caffeine for the Creative Mind is on the very short list of books I rate with the full five stars. It’s that good.
Subtitled “250 Exercises to Wake Up Your Brain,” this book offers some tremendously fun and stimulating exercises to get you un-stuck as an artist… in minutes.
This book suggests things I’ve never seen anywhere else. For example: Write down 20 things that smell great when they are cooking.
See? Doesn’t that kick your senses out of the doldrums?
Or how about these:
- Go take 15 pictures of different kinds of barriers.
- Build the shell of a robot out of objects around you right now.
- Choose a song and make a children’s story out of it.
This book offers 250 fresh, exciting ways to refresh your brain and your creativity.
It’s visually inspiring, too. The presentation — a mix of fonts in a very creative book design — makes this book tremendous fun to flip through.
Ordinarily, I try to say something negative (but fair) about every book, even those I rave about. With this book… I can’t think of anything bad to say about it.
Go buy a copy and take it out when you’re stuck. It will work. I promise.