Here is a list of books, in no particular order, that I like and keep on my bookshelf for when I need inspiration, a boost, or just a kick in the pants. I’ve linked each one of these to its listing on Amazon, but I encourage you to go find these at your local bookshop instead!
Clear Seeing Place: Studio Visits by Brian Rutenberg
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Orland
I will update this list as I come up with other books that I find helpful. And if you have any suggestions, drop me a line! I’d love to hear what you’re reading when you need a creative boost.