10 Must Read Books for Creatives


noun: creativity
  1. the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.

If you’re looking for some creative insight and trying to get past your creative block, I’ve got a killer reading list to get you motivated and inspired.

I Am That Girl

I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones ($10): Jones helps you look inside yourself and helps to inspire you to think for yourself, to speak your truth, to discover your purpose, and to understand that You Are That Girl!

Craft Soul

Craft for the Soul: How to Get the Most Out of Your Creative Life by Pip Lincolne ($21): Lincolne shares her unique wisdom about prioritizing your own creativity, trying new things, discovering things that ignite your passion, having a positive attitude, loving your work, and she throws in some craft ideas to get you started.

Rachel Roy

Design Your Life: Creating Success Through Personal Style by Rachel Roy ($18): Roy shares her insight to help you find your personal style in 2016 with her inspirational book. “As a teen, I’d draw the type of glamorous clothes and accessories I longed for. In retrospect I realize that I was a designing the life I wanted and would one day achieve.”-Rachel Roy


The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life by Jessa Crispin ($15):The Creative Tarot is a unique guidebook that re-imagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process.


Sharpie Art Pack: A Book and Guided Sketch Pad for Creative Mark Making by Timothy Goodman ($20): Be bold with Sharpies and make your mark!


The Marker Playbook: 44 Exercises to Draw, Design and Dazzle with Your Marker – Build Your Skills: Use Your Tools by Ana Montiel ($20): Exercise your skills by making marks, patterns, geometrics, simple drawings, texture, and composition and get acquire some  professional tips and tricks that will enhance your skills.


The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp ($11): All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit and Tharp provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons she’s learned throughout her career.


Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley ($17):  This book will help you to be more productive and successful in your life and careers and allow you to tap into your creative potential in your work life and in your personal life.


The Book of Doing: Everyday Activities to Unlock Your Creativity and Joy by Allison Arden ($10): This book encourages you to use your life as a canvas and explore your creativity through everything you do.

Creative Challenge

The Creativity Challenge: Design, Experiment, Test, Innovate, Build, Create, Inspire, and Unleash Your Genius by Tanner Christensen ($10): This book challenges you to go against your default ways of thinking in order to write, design, and build something extraordinary.

Which one of these are you excited to add to your resource arsenal? Let me know!

Stay classy!


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Hey, I'm small town girl with a big love for design and the woman behind We Are F.A.S.H.I.O.N.This blog is about everything I'm interested in and everything that I want to share with the world. Join me in making, reading, creatively sharing and being creatively inspired.

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