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Inspiration for Creation

Sometimes all it takes is a quick glance at someone else's work, or even a suggestion of a nugget of an idea, to get creative juices flowing. This month, take a page from the experts and dig into your own creativity. Check out these suggestions from the folks at Union Ave. Books. 

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography (Ed. by the New York Times

This is a stunning collection of a truly iconic artist's street photography. Bill Cunningham worked for over fifty years in the fashion industry but is maybe best known for capturing mundane but fascinating moments in the daily life of New Yorkers.

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement

by Mary Gabriel 

A chatty and engaging history of five female artists involved in the abstract-expressionist movement. Gabriel weaves in the personal lives of these women with their often overlooked contribution to the art scene in the 1950s.

The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything

by Martha Stewart 

Perfect for anyone who wants to start crafting but has no idea where to begin.

The Artist's Way

by Julia Cameron 

An indispensable book for any creator. Using spirituality to understand the creative process, this book will help anyone searching for inspiration.

Visit Union Ave. Books for these treasures and more! 
527 Union Ave., Knoxville