Changing Patterns: Discovering the Fabric of Your Creativity

Changing Patterns: Discovering the Fabric of Your Creativity

by Wren Ross, Daena Giardella


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In the first part of the book, Daena Giardella takes a fascinating look at how developing a dynamic relationship with your creative process can change your life. By understanding the psychological stages of the creative process, learning to define your unique work cycles, and making peace with your inner critic, you’ll learn to overcome the obstacles that keep you stuck, so you can finally allow creativity to take center stage in your life with passion and confidence.

In the second part, Wren Ross invited you to experience the power of the creative process using knitting as an active form of meditation. “Knitting is a profound metaphor for life,” says Ross, “by observing how you begin and end a project, get out of tangles, and deal with mistakes, you’ll see how the act of creation can teach you a lot about yourself.” Included are two simple and beautiful projects designed to help you reflect upon your personal life patterns.

This unique book combines the wisdom and creative genius of two artistic pioneers who have helped thousands of people access and express the fullness of their own creative potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401907563
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2006
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daena Giardella is an actor, creativity coach, and motivational speaker. She was featured in The Life Makeover Project with Cheryl Richardson for the Oxygen television network; and she has appeared on numerous other TV and radio programs, including the PBS series Discovering Psychology. She has received kudos for her many original one-woman theater performances. Website:

Wren Ross is an actor, singer, knitting designer, and fiber philosopher. Her writings about knitting have been published in two editions of Knit Lit as well as Interweave Knits magazine. She has created many cabaret performances, and is also an accomplished voice-over actor. Website:

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biunicorn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Changing Patternsby Daena Giardella and Wren RossWhat an Ode to and celebration of creativity this book is. Being a crafter for many years and also trying to actively incorporate creativity into my life my heart just danced for joy at the way these two were able to help me free my creative self and then to actually look at knitting from a whole new perspective.You will find that this awesome messenger isn't just about knitting, it uses knitting as a focal point with patterns labeled "Cape of Constant Change" and "Seeds of Intention Scarf" helping to lead us to a deeper understanding of the creative process. There is even a creativity journal and wonderful reflective questions that relate to the different chapters. I found so much help between the covers of this book that I would recommend it, period, because I believe anyone and everyone would benefit by reading this book. Thanks Daena and Wren, we needed that.Love & Light,Riki Frahmann