What people are saying:
"Thought Lozenges for Artists is a burst of tiny sparks, each designed to ignite creativity and passion. Crash (Unstuck Yourself) is roadmap to get there. Benjamin Mathes writes in a way that is both introspective and universally relatable. Together, the two books are the perfect gift pairing for artists of all kinds."
Jen Klein - Grey's Anatomy writer and author of the upcoming books Jillian Cade (Fake) Paranormal Investigator and Shuffle, Repeat
“For any artist who has at one time or another felt uncertainty, doubt, confusion, misdirection, dried up inspiration, frustration, exhaustion, fear, emptiness, or isolation, and is trying to rediscover that spark that started you in the first place - Benjamin Mathes has just created the fuel for your fire.”
Kyle Selig - Broadway: Book of Mormon, Pippin
"This Journal is the most innovative, challenging, and provocative journal I've ever encountered. I used it for a CEO retreat and a Vistage Chair retreat with spectacular outcomes--loved it!"
-Linda Hughes - President, Hughes and Associates, Inc and Vistage Chair
"In these beautiful, sometimes weird, intensely personal poems and evocative drawings, Ben Mathes and Ray Cosico have created nuggets of divine inspiration, for artists of all types and for the artist in all of us. If you want a lift and some clarity, dip into a Thought Lozenge, or you can binge on them and feel transported to a calmer and clearer place. Absorbing them provides a moment of transcendence in our hectic world.”
Donna Morong - Casting Director: Ten Things I Hate About You, Princess Diaries
"A very unusual, but richly rewarding book for actors, full of wisdom and hand-holds for the massive mountaineering effort that is devoting your life to the art of acting. Keep it by your bed, because it will also provide vital encouragement and solace for those terrifying moments when you wake in middle of the night, fearing all is lost."
David Carson - Director; Star Trek: Generations, Unstoppable
“It is extraordinary. Truly beautiful and provocative and excitingly encouraging.”
Rob Nagle - Artistic Director, Antaeus Theatre Company, LA
“Mathes' book forges a passionate, unbreakable connection with one's self! An artist's must have companion/guide to being perfectly human.”
Dr. Sharrell Luckett - California State University, Dominguez Hills
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