Conscious Creativity


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Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Introduction 6
  • What Sort of Creative Are You? 10
  • Structure, Practice and Obstacles 20
  • Looking 40
  • Documenting 52
  • Texture and Wabi Sabi 60
  • Colour 70
  • The Senses and Synaesthesia 86
  • Atmosphere and Nothing 106
  • Light and Shadow 116
  • Abstract 128
  • Composition 142
  • Continuing Practice and Personal Projects 152
  • Seasonal Inspiration 158
  • Resources 159
  • Acknowledgements and Index 160

About the Author

Philippa Stanton is a professional artist with over 20 years' experience in both creating and teaching art. She holds popular workshops and teaches courses online at, while the inspirational qualities of her imagery have attracted over 450,000 followers on Instagram. Clients attracted by her work have been as diverse as Green & Black's chocolate and The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group. Conscious Creativity is her eagerly-anticipated first book.


"So much colour in one book! I love the daily practice prompts, to encourage you to go and create."
* Betty magazine *
"This new tome is packed full of mindful craft exercises, tips, stunning imagery and personal accounts. The book aims to help readers to fully appreciate what is around them, opening up their senses to the beauty they may mot notice every day, and showing how to capture it through crafts." * Your Home *
"A creativity guide, prompting visual and visceral experiences, which sit alongside memory and abstract thinking." * Psychologies *
"Sometimes it's easy to fall into a crafty rut, so Philippa Stanton reveals how to get your mojo back, with simple yet beautifully illustrated exercises to help you find inspiration in everything around you." * Crafts Beautiful *
"Crammed with practical ideas, inspirational images & creative exercises, Conscious Creativity leads the reader through the process of establishing what kind of creative you are..." * Mslexia *
"The purpose of this book is to enable you to look at things in an alternative and more substantial way, so that you arrive at composition through genuine interest." * Juno *
"Philippa is passionate about people connecting to their innate creativity and has distilled these incredible techniques and ideas on how we can tap into that." * Sophie Robinson Interiors *
"Wanting to get a bit more creativity going in your life, but not sure where to start? Philippa Stanton's book, Conscious Creativity, could be just what you need - with daily practices offering specific instructions to get you in touch with your senses." * Made for Mums *
"A few flicks through Conscious Creativity and you're sure to get your crafting mojo back in next to no time." * Papercrafter *
"Packed with joyful wisdom, this fascinating title invites readers to open their eyes to the beauty of ordinary things and connect with their creative impulses." * Craft Focus *
"A beautiful toolbox of tips, techniques and exercises to ignite your inner creative." * The Home Page *

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