This chunky block-buster of a book is chock-full of tools to help artists overcome the dreaded and unfortunately universally crippling, feeling of creative block. Art blogger The Jealous Curator interviews 50 successful international artists including such talents as Lisa Congdon, Trey Speegle, Martha Rich and Wayne White, and mines their golden insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise that will kick-start the creative process. Superbly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists resulting work, Creative Block is an essential ally to students, artists and creative professionals.
About the Author
Danielle Krysa is the blogger behind The Jealous Curator, where she writes a daily post about contemporary art that makes her jealous. Danielle has also written guest posts for many other blogs.
"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 "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 "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
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 20.4 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 1