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Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists
     

Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists

by Danielle Krysa
 

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Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on

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Creative block presents the most crippling—and unfortunately universal—challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise—from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet— that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.

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"Creative Block is a get-out-of-hell free card. Read this book and the dark nights with your creative soul may go more gently." - Jerry Saltz, senior art critic, New York magazine

"What makes the project particularly noteworthy is that while it features reflections from visual artists, most of their insights apply just as usefully to other creative endeavors, from writing and to entrepreneurship to, even, science." - Brain Pickings

"This title is a great resource for any type of visually creative person working in any medium at any level to call upon when the inevitable artist's block strikes." - Starred Review, Library Journal

"Danielle Krysta's Creative Block is truth-telling balm for all of us who wonder if we're the only ones who get stuck, second-guess ourselves, and dance with gremlins. I loved every page-the art, the interviewes, and the unBlock challenges." - Brene Brown, author Daring Greatly

"Creative Block is a vital reminder that, as we move forward on our creative paths, the obstacles we encounter along the way don't have to be overwhelming. We can tap into our community and draw inspiration from one another-plowing forward and breaking new ground. " - Faythe Levine, author, director, and artist

Library Journal
★ 07/01/2014
Everyone draws a blank occasionally. Fortunately, this title is there to help inspire visual artists and get their creative ideas flowing again. Artist and blogger Krysa (The Jealous Curator) interviewed 50 working artists from around the world. They share insights about their process, the notion of creativity, and what they do to get out of a rut. There are no step-by-step instructional projects included, however; instead each artist offers a short assignment suggestion. These exercises vary widely—everything from road trips to 30-day challenges—and sometimes depart far from conventional art making in their tactics. VERDICT This title is a great resource for any type of visually creative person working in any medium at any level to call upon when the inevitable artist's block strikes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452118888
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/18/2014
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
362,089
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Danielle Krysa is the artist and writer behind the blog The Jealous Curator. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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