ART & CREAKY BONES is a memorable read that could lead to a longer and healthier life. It is a stimulating account of how a creative activity can turn the senior years into a time of joy and awakening. It begins with the story of one amazing artist who is enjoying her first success in the Whitney Museum, at 102 years old.
This book is an enriching discovery of how and why painting or singing or any creative adventure can help keep old bodies and brains healthier, longer. There is new evidence that people actually become more innovative as they age, which makes it possible for the years after 50 to become prolific and exciting.
Besides investigating scientific studies about what happens as we age, the author gives compelling examples of old masters who were at their pinnacle in their senior years. In so many ways this book is an inspiration to help seniors live better, happier lives.
She also recounts some personal experiences as a visual artist who moved from Detroit to Milanin 1972 where her artworks thrived. Her works are now exhibited and collected by museums around the world. The colorful images of her work illustrating this book, are an incentive to pick up a paint brush or to invent or create something that gives fulfillment.
Many people remember this author because of her first book Art Without Rejection, that inspired a whole generation of young artists, and was used in more than 200 universities in the United States.
Readers respond to ART & CRAKY BONES: “This is a stunningly beautiful book, incredibly interesting – how being creative even if you’ve never been before, can help with healthy aging,” says Jenny Vigneau, an artist. Also “I was very moved by the author’s insights.” adds Dorothy Mann, PHD, Public Health Expert, Seattle. “Wisdom on every page. This book should be prescribed for everyone over 50.” according Morton Simkins, CEO, Simkins Industries, Philadelphia. Another reader said “Reid promises us that creativity can blossom with age. Each page has an almost rhythmic quality of inspiration prompting us with our own artistic pursuits. I highly recommend it.” says Marnie Mitchell, former editor at the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Art & Antiques magazine called it “a beautiful publication”.
About Sheila Reid
Sheila Reid was born in Minneapolis, MN. She studied at the experimental Montieth College at Wayne State University, at the Center for Creative Studies university in Detroit and at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
She speaks four languages.
She is author of the book Art Without Rejection which is used for teaching in 105 American universities.
A French documentary film Une Place dans le Futur was recently made about her work by Pierre Marchou, the Mayor of Vence, France.
The artworks of Sheila Reid are exhibited & collected by major museums, including the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, NY; Musée de Art Contemporain in St. Etienne, France; Davis Museum in Boston, MA; Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, FL; Museum bibliotheca in Alexandria, Egypt; Kyoto institute Museum in Kyoto, Japan; Fyns Kunstmuseum in Odense, Denmark; Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City, UT.
To learn more about the he artist, please visit her website SheilaReid.com.
ART & CREAKY BONES is sold in 13 countries at Amazon for $26.