The Play Book

by Nils Lou



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/1/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781426910678

About the Book

The power of play is instrumental in opening approaches to creative experience that will expand and energize how you solve problems. Scheduling play into your daily routine is like taking vitamins. You automatically build in positive expectations—for fun, and having fun is a tonic for creativity. Play requires the same mindset for an adult as it did when you were a child. It is a state of opportunity with infinite possibilities. No rules. Play allows all possibilities. The play imperative is about jumpstarting your consciousness—by breaking the habit of ordinary, repetitive routines and introducing play as an essential nutrient for creative living. It is not goofing off. Play has the potential to shift our gears and engage the creative engine of life—to surprise us with unexpected answers to daily problems. By learning to play again and making playfulness a part of our conscious experience, life changes dramatically and creatively. Play is a fundamental state of being, crucial to creative awareness. Play power is a modulus for creativity, a gift that can be nurtured as a tool for opening the wonderful world of imagination.

About the Author

Nils Lou lives with his wife Diane on 22 acres of Douglas Fir woodland in the foothills of the Oregon Coastal Range. East Creek defines one boundary and is the signature name of the anagama kiln that has graced the property since 1985. He has taught since 1961—is presently professor of art at Linfield College. Lou has published numerous articles on his main love—ceramics. He and Diane share a studio where she plays with assemblages and he with other things.