Wendy Parr Recommends

Wendy highly recommends the following materials to inspire, inform, and transform artists from all walks of life. Enjoy!

For music recommendations you can find on iTunes, check out the MUSIC page.


Books

 

Every creative should read this book. It is a beautifully written true story of two artists discovering themselves as artists. In New York in the 60s.

Incredible awareness of how we resist our creative impulses and tools to sit down and do the work.

Get real, get honest, be a pro.

Incredible! This book is all about the spirit of music. It’s beauty, power  - reconnect to your motivation and love of music.  Audiobook version available here

This is for artists in the practice - feel stuck, hit a rut or plateau - find out why and how to get out of it, be inspired again. Very accessibly written. 

Discovery, being in the moment, enjoying the journey, the discipline of repetition and life and the joy of getting lost and discovering yourself.

 

A woman who has it all, loses it all, and gets herself back.
A wonderful journey of spirit and self discovery.

The power of vulnerability, authenticity and honesty.

Poetry, love, gratitude, seeing beauty in everything.
Daily reading by the magnificent Sufi Poet.

See who you are from an archetypal point of view - understand yourself, your relationship and ultimately your purpose. SO POWERFUL!

Myths and stories from around the world that unite us all. Discover why creativity is the life force a woman must honor.

 

Take a journey with Sara from her childhood to present, song by song.
Full of humor and joy, wisdom and bravery.

Learn how to say YES AND… why life is an improv and how taking chances and saying yes can bring fun and freedom to your experiences.
 

Integrity, honesty… learn incredible and accessible tools to make your life flourish.
 

The Four Agreements

Four simple and valuable ways to live to make choices that fulfill your heart and soul.

Powerful audio book by one of the best at personal development and spiritual growth.  Learn how to work with archetypes and principles of co-creation, tools to apply them to life: money, relationships, career, creativity, and spirituality. This book rocks my world!

Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

Incredible, beautifully written story of a woman in the wildness of NY in the 1930s

Best part - the author spent a few hours every Sunday for a year to write this book which was published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of 2011! The book has been translated into 15 languages, its French translation receiving the 2012 Prix Fitzgerald. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned by Lionsgate to be made into a feature film

 

Films

 

Incredible documentary about one of the greatest dancers - and artist’s experience of passion, dedication, loss, spiral down, internal struggle … and fight to find his love again.Inspiring!

A charming film - a boy starts to band to win a girl and in the fun, filled with great 80s songs, discovers himself as an artist. Great film! 

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One of the great photographers interviewed by one of the finest film makers in this incredible documentary. See the remarkable work and life of Sebastiāo Salgado who has spent his life documenting deprived societies all over the world and how the pain of humanity hurt him, then inspired him to nurture and nature the world.

Keep On Keepin’ On

Fabulous Music Documentary about Jazz legend Clark Terry!So very inspiring.

Phenomenal documentary about Rick Hall and the sound and hits created at his studio in Alabama - Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Awesome documentary Produced and Directed by Dave Grohl and the history and magic that came out of this beat up studio in Los Angeles. Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Rage Against the Machine, Tom Petty all recorded here

 
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The Great Beauty

 

Remarkable cinematography! This film is exquisite in all senses - sight, sound, movement, storytelling.

The Fairytale reinvented. The affects of trauma and the power of love - healing the darkness and hurt within all set in the world of magic. Angelina Jolie at her best!

Classic film! Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacClaine star in this romantic comedy directed by Billy Wilder! 

I’m in the habit of watching Cary Grant, Hepburn (both of them) films every holiday and this is a favorite! After this one.. oh, have a blast with all the others

One of my top all time films. 

REMARKABLE!! See the awesomeness of mother nature, the beauty and struggle of life on earth.

 

II — OMG, more magic, new filming techniques that make this a master piece of cinematography.
Learn, be inspired and enjoy PLANET EARTH
 

Watch Tootsie Online

One of my all time favorite films -- incredible heartfelt story, the challenges of the actor, the business, love and honesty.

Watch Being Julia

A story inside a story -- this film is INCREDIBLE. Incredible performances, writing, humor - enjoy!

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