Cultivate A Creative Mind: A Guide To Regain Creative Confidence

Cultivate A Creative Mind: A Guide To Regain Creative Confidence

by Simon Silva

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BN ID: 2940148300144
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 187
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Like many great Artists, Simón Silva, has worked hard and endured the challenges that go along with having a cultural background. Simon Silva was born in Mexicali, Mexico, and grew up in the Imperial Valley near the Mexico/California border. This served as a constant reminder of his ancestors. Silva’s family survived by picking fruits and vegetables -- yes, his roots are those of a migrant farm worker. Silva started helping his family work the fields from the time he was in elementary school. He spent his summers picking seasonal fruits and vegetables until he was twenty-three. The Silva family was on a limited income and there was no extra money for entertainment, so Simón took to drawing. He was a quiet youth; instead of talking he would draw; it was his release, which later became a means of communication for him.

It was the harsh working conditions of the fields that inspired Silva to go to college, something his father initially did not believe in. He wanted to paint--to be an artist. With the blessings of his family, he started at Imperial Valley College where he received his Associate Arts degree. In 1986, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Art Center of College of Design in Pasadena, California. This is a school infamous for its demanding course load, but Silva’s disciplined upbringing helped him to be successful. Simon Silva’s renowned artwork has appeared in many distinguished places around the world.

Simón Silva is a success in his everyday life as well. He has been married for 23 years and is a father to three sons: Josue, Francisco, and Emilio. He grew up tri-lingual, communicating in: English, Spanish, and through Art. He is now working hard to educate people how to communicate through art.

These days, Simón Silva travels throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada offering a workshop called, “Cultivate a Creative Mind,” to educators and students of all ages. This seminar encourages adults and students to communicate using the artistic talent that resides within them. Silva believes honing your artistic talent provides society with an opportunity to move forward in the right direction, by having better communication and better problem solving capabilities. Silva tells participants of his seminar that a child has no self-imposed barriers or limitations in the communication process.

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Cultivate A Creative Mind: A Guide To Regain Creative Confidence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Santiago9 More than 1 year ago
It's amazing what you can recall from your childhood after reading a great book. Mr. Silva's words took me back to the days when I would be so proud of my drawings, ideas, and playing music. When you're a kid, you remain happy and excited over your creations as no obstacles existed to stop your progress. So whatever happened to this frame of mind? Mr. Silva helps answer such questions using simple examples and definitions on true creativity. Whether your an educator, hair stylist, or accountant, this book takes everyone back to basics in recapturing talents and concepts that come from our youthful minds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the world today, there is renewed interest in the term, “creativity.” It  is no longer a word reserved exclusively for artists, musicians, or scientists. Ushering in a new era in education, the word "creativity" is being heralded as an essential 21st century skill. In this book, Simon Silva helps us recognize and tend to our creative essence. Through personal anecdotes, simple exercises, and reflective questions his book can help anyone begin to uncover their own creative genius. It is an uncomplicated, friendly resource that contains straightforward projects to help adults and students alike begin to build confidence in their own creative process.