Some books inspire and surprise you: you read them and get that "aha" moment about a small piece of wisdom you've just acquired. "The Creative Act" is not one of these books. In terms of how it can affect one's life, I'd rate it around 2/10. Even though the book is relatively short, it could have been way shorter — yes, again, this book could've been an article.
The author shares his age-old wisdom on how to make better art:
- Make art repeatedly.
- Don't care about what people say.
- Don't try to make a masterpiece right away; start small.
- Don't try to earn money, do art for the art's sake.
This is it, folks! The only thing Rick did that amazed me was to stretch these four simple points into a whole book. I have no idea who should read this book. Yeah, no secret: to do something great, you need to do something first and then again and again.