One of my favorite books about understanding, connecting with, and releasing the creative artist within is The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.
If you're looking for a beginning point for your creative journey pick up this book! Along with this excellent book I shamelessly recommend joining The Every Day Artist, a series of classes I facilitate here at my studio on Thursday evenings. We all have an opportunity to use our creative ability to make our life, and the lives of others, better through communicating through art. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.