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Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative

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Danielle Krysa (Author),




Hardcover: 136 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (October 11, 2016)
Language: English



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This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success—fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others—and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists—plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich—this book arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.
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About the Author

Danielle Krysa is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art website the Jealous Curator, and the author of Creative Block and Collage. She lives in British Columbia.

Martha Rich is a Philadelphia-based fine and commercial artist.


Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative 下载

Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative 下载

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For years she didn't paint, and she came to realize that it wasn't his fault, it was hers because she was choosing to listen to him despite an inner desire to still explore the arts.

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She talks about how as children if you're asked if you're an artist, there's no hesitation, kids just say yes. As adults, if she asks that question, people are hedging, they're trying to qualify what it means to be an artist. We have discomfort around using that word.

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For example, Danielle Krysa mentions that as a collage artist, some days she's just not feeling it and all the stuff she makes is making her cranky and she knows she's going to throw it away. It's actually okay and part of the process. She knows if she's feeling especially stuck, that going through all of the books that she has as resources for collage and cutting out figures and images from them can get her going. Then she has some resources so when she's feeling like making she can get going and just make and often doing that triggers ideas for her.

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