Books

the cover of Sketchbooks, by Lisa Sonora BeamSketchbooks: My Personal Creative Practice

A memoir made up of journal entries, travelogues, and letters to a handful of a few people who really get my work.

This is a beautifully designed book formatted as a .pdf document that you can print out, and/or read on your computer, or on the kindle or ibooks app.

When you order, you are immediately sent a link to download onto whatever device you prefer.

Learn more about Sketchbooks …and purchase it here >

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The Creative Entrepreneur book cover, Lisa Sonora Beam, author

The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Idea Real, published by Quarry Books (2008).

Get The Creative Entrepreneur Book on Amazon.

This book, with full-color images on every page, is based on workshops I began teaching for creatives on how to put together projects and businesses.

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Have you read one of my books?

Tell me how you used it, how it helped you, what you took away…

Authors love to get emails about their books – don’t be shy! You can leave a comment, too. That’s just great!

Books I’m In:

Paint Mojo: A Mixed Media Workshop  by Tracy Verdugo

 

Tranquilista: Mastering the Art of Enlightened Work and Mindful Play by Kimberly Wilson

Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation by Maggie Oman Shannon

19 Responses to Books

  1. Katherine Middleton November 24, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Too bad i just discovered you. Perhaps i can catch you in 2014

  2. June Stone February 6, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    Hello Lisa,
    Synchronicity brought me to your website and I’m delighted and yet deeply touched by your story …that illustrates your pain and your ongoing healing…we in South Africa salute you for all the wonderful work you are doing.
    For some reason I am not able to order 2 copies of your book The Creative Entrepeneur on Amazon online (not able to ship to either my home or postal address) Do you have other options available for us folk on the other side of the world?
    There is a lot of good work already happening in SA regarding Sexual Violation and I am keen to learn from you about how your artistic expression helps to provide a ‘voice’ to the silence experienced by so many women and men that were silenced in their formative years.
    Warm regards, June Stone, Johannesburg, South Africa

    • Lisa Sonora Beam February 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      Hi June – so grateful for synchronicity that brings our kindred spirits together.

      I’m so sorry you weren’t able to get the books sent to SA – Amazon has been sold out of The Creative Entrepreneur – paper copy. The kindle version is not recommended – as all of the images are split up so badly, it’s hard to make sense of it presented that way.

      Let me think on ways to get you the book…

      Meanwhile, I do have lots of writing here on my site that you can enjoy – print out and share if you like, and a new book coming out this Fall about how I use visual memoir, sketchbooks, and expressive art for healing, discovery, problem-solving. The online workshops of course get you personally involved in the work, so that is an option, too.

      It is my dream to bring this work to South Africa – I actually have it written in my plan to teach there in early 2015 – so I am open to connecting with those who would like to help make that happen.

      • Sally March 5, 2014 at 10:03 am #

        Yes please come to SA!!!! Definitely Johannesburg.
        I can help with your plans.
        Regards,
        Sally

        • Lisa Sonora Beam March 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

          @Sally – whenever people invite me to teach I say: I hope they realize who they are talking to… in a playful way. Because I am known for the habit of jumping on planes and going to the other side of the world when such invitations are offered. :)

          Sending you this note back via email. Thanks for the invite and offer to help organize!

          • Sally March 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

            ready when you are! xx

  3. Sam Tucker March 21, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Lisa, I have been following your work since I discovered the Creative Entrepreneur in January 2009. It changed so much for me, and I have always deeply respected you and your work – so much so that I’ve given several copies of The Creative Entrepreneur as gifts to friends who would appreciate its transformative powers. The work I did with the Creative Entrepreneur planted the seeds for major positive change in my own business, so THANK YOU! And now today, I have just downloaded Sketchbooks, and I can feel it pulling me in with that magnetic pull of a kindred spirit. I am honored to be able to get an inside glimpse into your creative journey. I already know this too will transform me.

    • Lisa Sonora Beam March 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

      @Sam – how wonderful to hear from you again! It means so much to me that The Creative Entrepreneur has been of help to you – very much appreciate you sharing this with me, and for sharing the book with your friends. What an honor – the gifts of books are really the most meaningful to me.

      Hope you enjoy Sketchbooks – there is an invitation inside to email me with your thoughts about what the work stirs…do hope you’ll stay in touch.

      • Sam Tucker March 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

        Oh you know I’ll stay in touch! I am already so moved by what I’m reading.

  4. Kaitha Het Heru July 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    Peace, Lisa. I just ordered your book from Amazon. I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ve enjoyed running my art business for many years. However, now I need a “fresh eye” to get my creative juices flowing, plus helping to bring in more collectors for my art. (I’m currently updating my website).

    • Lisa Sonora Beam July 13, 2014 at 1:10 am #

      Kaitha – wonderful! Here’s to flow…and more collectors!

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