Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics
Refrain from the Identical
This book is a gift to those who are trying to understand their eclectically creative souls. I wrote it for artistic types who wish to reconcile this tug of divergent desires.
In today's cultural revolution of creativity, author JoDee Luna asserts, "Creativity extends beyond 'superstars' who receive fame and fortune for their specialized talents. Individuals like you and me who desire to explore the arts for personal expression can also find our artistic identities.” She defines creative eclectics as "artistic multi-taskers who enjoy dabbling in various art forms rather than specializing."
Luna provides insights into the creative eclectic personality gleaned from retracing her creative history in an attempt to discover her own unique path of artistry, a journey that resulted in the pursuit of multiple art forms and diverse careers. She offers hope, encouragement, and advice for people who thrive on multiple artistic expressions. Luna believes creative discovery is available to everyone, and she provides inspiration and practical steps for the journey.
Refrain from the Identical is a must-read for armchair artists and crafty dabblers. Readers will rediscover the childlike wonder of creating for the sheer joy of it.
"Everyone’s journey through life is unique, but we creative eclectics seem to travel an especially perplexing passage. Our happy, though sometimes tortured souls, look with longing at those able to devote a lifetime to one pursuit, wishing we had the focus and wherewithal to follow suit. However, our varied interests in a plethora of art forms keep us dabbling in this and that. Like steering a chariot pulled forward by multiple horses, we attempt to hold all of our creative reigns in only two hands. Reconciling our scattered natures and channeling our diverse creativity often results in a somewhat splintered psyche."