A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created

A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created

by David duChemin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681982342
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 262,582
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David duChemin is a world and humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose spirit of adventure fuels his fire to create and share.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, David chases compelling images on all seven continents. When on assignment, David creates powerful photographs that convey the hope and dignity of children, the vulnerable, and the oppressed for the international NGO community. When creating the art he so passionately shares, David strives to capture the beauty of the natural world. Find David online at davidduchemin.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

A Beautiful Anarchy 1

Life Is Short 11

Ex Nihilo 17

The Artist's Journey 25

An Act of Creativity 31

This Might Not Work 37

Choosing Your Risk 47

Living Above the 45 53

Pretending to Be Brave 57

Listening to Voices 65

Inspiration 81

Incubation 85

Begin 89

Embracing the Constraints 97

Process Vs. Product 101

More Bad Ideas 105

The Starving Artist 111

The Art of Exclusion 119

Waiting for the Knock 123

Know Your Rhythm 129

The Myth of Originality 133

Ruts & Grooves 139

Winning at Yoga 143

Art As Gift 149

Now 153

Toward Mastery 159

I Will 163

Ripples 171

About the Author 173


“David believes, as do I, that we are made to create. Not some of us. Not just a select few. But all of us. A Beautiful Anarchy is a book about being free. Free from that lie of ‘I’m just not really creative.’ And it’s about what it looks like to be there. How we can choose to live life on our own terms, to live intentionally, and make art with our lives. My favorite idea from the book is the idea of your life as a canvas. You’re free to paint the canvas with whatever you want. But, as David says, ‘Don’t you dare let it be blank.’”

~ Chris Creed

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