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The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life (Anglais) Broché – 21 octobre 2016

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Want to live a full-color life? Need a boost in your momentum and confidence? Life is too short to not express the innate creativity inside of you and The Creative Sandbox Way is your path to living a more creative life than you ever thought possible.

Filled with paradigm-shifting lessons and stories, journal questions, thought-provoking creative prompts and coloring pages, The Creative Sandbox Way will help you take the fear out of creating and bring back the joy.

An excellent antidote for creative burnout, as well as a primer for anyone just getting started with creative pursuits, whatever your form of creative expression and expertise this playbook for creative living will help you learn to be comfortable with and embrace your own, authentic creativity, while offering a compassionate approach to dealing with your demons.

You’ll learn:

  • Melissa’s 10 fool-proof Guideposts that have helped thousands get joyfully creating.
  • 5 reasons why creative play is good for you, AND for the world (it’s neuroscience, baby!)
  • Why “I’m not creative” is always a lie, and how to bust it.
  • How to turn creative blocks into friends.

In short, The Creative Sandbox Way is a new approach to your creativity that will transform how you relate to it forever. Whether you’re stalled by perfectionism, impostor complex, or any other form of resistance, this book will help you move forward, learn to play again, create more work, and infuse your life with more happiness as a result.


“It's one part field guide, one part creative practice—and I loved it. The Creative Sandbox Way is an adventure packaged as a book.”

-CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, NYT best-selling author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup

“If you think you're not talented enough, witty enough, or practiced enough to play in the creative arena, think again. At Melissa's Dinwiddie's playground everyone is welcome to test things out and get messy. The Creative Sandbox Way offers a joy-filled path for all of us to recover what she calls a truly life-changing practice: our creativity.”

-JEFFREY DAVIS, author of The Journey from the Center to the Page and Coat Thief

“You will love her spirit and her many useful suggestions!”

-JENNIFER LOUDEN, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer, founder of The Oasis

“This is a path more of us desire and need to follow. It’s time. And Melissa is the right guide.”

-PATTI DIGH, best-selling author of Life is a Verb, Creative is a Verb, and 6 other books

The Creative Sandbox Way belongs on the bookshelf next to Annie Lamott’s Bird by Bird. I love it that this book is so encouraging; even in your darkest moody places, you will not be able to escape the encouragement. My favorite guidepost: “Just start anywhere.” My favorite quote: “The path of imperfection is the path of joy.” All through the book I found “keepers” to help me on my creative path. And I love Dinwiddie’s drawings. Buy three copies: one for the bedside, one for your desk, one for the bathroom.”

-DAVID ROCHE, inspirational humorist and author of The Church of 80% Sincerity

“Melissa gently and enthusiastically guides you along your creative path, no matter what your particular path is. You can't help but get pulled in to play in this sandbox.”

-DAVID BLATNER, author and co-publisher,

“Engage with Melissa in her Creative Sandbox and allow her to whimsically reconnect you to the creativity present to children. Have fun, be surprised, and PLAY!”

-MARY ANNE RADMACHER, author of “Courage Doesn’t Always Roar”

Biographie de l'auteur

Artist, author, and speaker, Melissa Dinwiddie helps people take the fear out of their creativity and bring back the joy. She’s on mission to change the conversation around creative expression and play, because not only does creating make you feel more alive — it’s how you change the world!

Melissa is Chief Instigator of a creative consultancy that helps individuals engage in creative practices so they can thrive, and helps teams and organizations cultivate creativity, innovation, and employee engagement, so they can improve business performance.

Before starting her consultancy, Melissa built a successful business as a freelance artist. She also has years of experience performing as a jazz singer and songwriter, a background that that she now weaves into her speaking gigs at corporations, conferences, colleges, and high schools.

In addition to her corporate work, Melissa does one-on-one mentoring; hosts creativity retreats; and runs an online community for women creatives, called the Creative Sandbox. She shares her writings, artwork, and music on her blog, Living A Creative Life (, recently awarded a Top 20 Doodle Blog on the planet), where you can also find her podcast, Live Creative Now!

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still lives, and a fourth generation Californian, Melissa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, and holds a Master’s degree of Social Science in Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham in England.

Melissa lives with her husband and fluffy Siberian cat.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Wonderful Inspiring Book! 30 décembre 2016
Par Morgine - Publié sur
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This book ENCOURAGES you to make lots of crap! “You need the crap to fertilize the good stuff!” Melissa shares. She has a Facebook group where we share our “ugly” drawings or coloring in the many Doodles she includes throughout the book! Step by small step she brings your Creativity BACK TO LIFE again!

She has inspiring quotes throughout the book: “We need to give ourselves the space and freedom to make ugly messes, because the pressure to only produce amazing work is paralyzing…Just because you allow yourself to create crap doesn’t mean you will…. It just means you’ll create. Other people see your work for what it is. You see your work for what it isn’t. “

I have found in my life that CREATIVITY is as important as love, happiness and joy. We were born to be creative, period. We are creating all the time with our thoughts and actions every day, except we rarely take time to RELAX and just PLAY, even for just 5 minutes a day!! This book can Literally Transform your life! Doing these simple things can Affect all the other areas of your life. In a couple of weeks you can have more energy, you smile more often, you keep some colored pens or pencils out to just color in a flower during a stressful moment and answers arise while you are focused on coloring! It can bring new Life to your life!

There are many Simple Things which can have a huge impact on our lives when we incorporate them into our daily life. In actuality they don’t take a lot of time. Doing things we enjoy and having fun doing, actually improve our brain function and have been proven to extend our lives! We just need to Make Time for them and this is one of those things!! I highly recommend this book to anyone searching for the Missing Link in their life! Just adding 5 minutes here and there might bring you through your challenges of daily life and onto the other more joyful side!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A treasure...a unique, fun experience in this hands-on manual to your creativity 15 novembre 2016
Par Dr. Angela Kowitz Orobko - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Remember falling down the rabbit hole with Alice to Wonderland or following Charlie into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory… “hold your breath…count to 3… come with me, and you’ll be in a world of imagination.” Melissa’s book is indeed a work of creativity to guide you to your own world of imagination and creativity. Let go of perfectionism, start anywhere, and delight in the experience as I did. What I most liked about “The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life” was her witty style and presentation, as well as her unique, fun perspective in this hands-on manual to your creativity. I was among a privileged few who received an advanced PDF version of her book to review. Upon first glance, I was hooked. I cannot wait for to receive the paper version when I can really savor it with my coloring implements. In fact, I am buying no less than three copies, as it makes a fabulous gift. I highly recommend this book and encourage you to get more than one copy, because you are going to want to share this treasure!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love when I get time to "play!!" 3 avril 2017
Par J. Abraham - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I'm only 1/4 of the way through my Creative Sandbox exploration, but I am enjoying it very much. I have stayed on Guidepost #2, "think process not product," for some extra time. I'm having FUN, I'm finding JOY in the process, I'm ignoring my inner critic, leaving worry and perfectionism behind, and just letting stuff happen! This book is pleasurable to return to just to see what will happen next! I'm feeling unexpectedly FREE after years of controlling every part of my artistic endeavors!!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A must-have guide if you have a demanding job and very little time to play. 23 janvier 2017
Par CW Creative - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
If you're a busy professional who needs to carve time in your life for creativity, then this is the book for you. It's a practical, down to earth guide on how to keep your creative soul nurtured even if, like myself, you're deep in the midst of a demanding job while still taking care of your relationship (I'm married), your social life and then of course there's that annoying thing called sleep to demanding time as well.

Using the principles in this book, I'm able to take care of my job's demands, keep my marriage happy and see friends and family while keeping my creative spirit satisfied. This is the kind of relief that is hard to measure in money, but frankly the price of this book feels like a steal when I consider the positive impact it's had on my life.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This book is a total LIFE CHANGER!!! 21 décembre 2016
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
This book has totally changed my life as an artist and I am creating more, and on a more regular basis, than I ever have in my life. Melissa's method really gets to the heart of the things that keep us from creating, and gives us a clear, concise workable plan for creating everyday that has totally changed my life, elimitated the demons of guilt and procrastination and turned me into a creation machine,.creating something every single day, having much more energy and feeling so much happier in my work, and about ME. Everybody I know who considers themselves an artist or other creative person should read this book. Melissa has helped me soooooooo much and in such an overwhelmingly positive, encouraging way!!! She's a life-changer!!
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