Modern Day Muses:
Third Edition Expanded Edition
More Art & New Applications of the Muses
The Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard), Jill Badonsky, and Paula Verdu got together surreptitiously early last summer over triple-chocolafied helicopter cupcakes, under a cumulus cloud, and in between earthly gigs.
The Muse, Audacity noted loudly, “HEY! IF WE ARE GOING TO STAY ABREAST OF CURRENT CREATIVE HAPPENINGS WE NEED TO MAKE OUR BOOK CURRENT.”
The Muse, Lull asked her to lower her voice.
Albert asked, “What breast?”
And Marge agreed with Audacity and took the first step.
So, now available to you is the THIRD bright and spangling edition of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration!!!
THERE’S A SPECIAL GIVEAWAY
Champagne for everyone of course, but those who buy a copy in the next three days from Amazon.com will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate
(to the on-line vendor who sells gift certificates of your choice).. Barnes and Noble? Amazon? Dick Blick? Victoria Secret? Ace Hardware? Just send your Amazon receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
by October 18, 2010 to be eligible. Free color PDF of the Muse Map to all who send a receipt. Announcement will be made on the Kaizen-Muse Facebook
page and directly to the winner on October 19.
The first edition of The Nine Modern Day Muses
was published in 2003 by Penguin/Putnam’s Gotham division and not but two years later, the Muse Audacity (she’s a mover and a shaker), demanded we buy the rights and republish it with more love. Well, Spills was in charge so, um, as much as we love Spills and the process, the second edition did not quite live up to the first.
Now the third edition is out with a Bea Silly touch-of-fun new illustrations, Albert’s new applications of creative principles, and something special from the rest of the Muses (which are 10 dynamic creative principles in the guise of nine Muses and a Bodyguard).
A Muse, for those of you who may be wondering, is a beacon of creative inspiration. In Greek mythology it was believed that when writers, poets, artists, and other creative people were inspired, it was because they were visited by a Muse. Each of the nine Modern Day Muses presents solutions to any creative block you could possibly be encountering including procrastination, perfectionism, self-sabotage, distractions, fear, overwhelm, and a closet door that doesn’t seem to close all the way.
Here are reviews of the Third Edition from that wily bunch of Muses themselves:
Aha-phrodite, The Muse of Paying Attention:
“The new book has added FOUR whole new sections giving brilliant attention to essential newly identified needs of the modern day mortal now prescribing programs for:
- Getting through Perfectionism,
- Creativity for Agelessness,
- even The Use of Creativity with Yoga!”
Marge: “You forgot the section on Making Marketing Easier with the Muses.”
Aha-phrodite: “Oh thanks for paying attention, Marge.… Making Marketing Easier with the Muses (pssst: repeat advertising helps mortals pay more attention).”
Bea Silly, The Muse of Playfulness: (speaking from inside a Halloween costume made of cereal box tops, chicken wire, crepe paper, Slinkies ®, and a cooperative Dachshund named Dillinger):
“The new book seems to be a bunch more fun because of the colossal illustrations that I can color in with my new pack of glittery crayons… fun is an elixir for creative ideas. Ouch… chicken wire, down Dillinger, you silly dog!”