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Your Art Will Save Your Life

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Beth Pickens (Author)




Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY (April 10, 2018)
Language: English



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“A survival guide for the creatives among us.” —Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home

As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.

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Your Art Will Save Your Life is the artist's guidebook to create, thrive, and survive amid any political shitstorm.” BUST Magazine


"Offers modest and straightforward suggestions for surviving and thriving in creative endeavors." —Publishers Weekly


“A dense, power-punch of info.” —The Portland Mercury


“A slim, necessary revelation.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts


“If you are a person who needs to make art in order to function, this book is from your best, smartest, coolest, most insightful, wise, learned, practical, savvy, no-bullshit friend who knows you and loves you anyway.” —Lucy Corin, author of One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses


“A survival guide for the creatives among us.” —Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home


“I’m so grateful for this book! I’m buying it for every single creative person in my life.” —Ann Friedman, cohost of Call Your Girlfriend


"An electrically inspiring, politically fresh, and class-conscious guide for artists who wish to engage more deeply with their process, their careers, and their lives." —Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot


"The self-help book every artist needs! Wish I’d had this book my entire life.” —Ali Liebegott, author of Cha-Ching!


“This funny, tender, totally usable guide provides a bundle of simple methods that will allow you to focus on creative projects, reenergize, grow joy, and take risks. Included here are reminders of how to practice generosity, overcome fear, build community, stay politically engaged, and most importantly, to start the important work of making some stuff.” —Harry Dodge, Artist


Your Art Will Save Your Life is a big-hearted path forward for artists grappling with how to make art in our current climate.” —Karolina Waclawiak, author of The Invaders

About the Author

Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She provides career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for clients across the US. She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before relocating to Los An


Your Art Will Save Your Life 下载

Your Art Will Save Your Life 下载

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This book really is amazing, I might even go so far as to say, it saved my life. I don't know if this counts as a self help book, but it has helped me more than anything to embrace art and find a more healthy attitude to approach art with. I cannot recommend this book enough.@@@@Five Stars

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This book is a great introduction to anyone looking to get their creative life ...

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I've recommended and gifted to a handful of friends, and all have responded with unanimous enthusiasm.@@@@A must read for artists and creatives

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Damg. This is my new favorite book. It fits in my jacket pocket, which is very crucial, as I regularly refer to it.

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This is a beautiful and inspiring book. As a writer and artist, I found it encouraging and supportive. I recently gave a talk to young, aspiring writers and mentioned the book and a few concepts during my talk.@@@@This Book Saved My Art

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Beautiful healing book. Have already bought for two friends! Definitely going to read this many times.@@@@

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Every modern day person who is creative and feeling stifled and uninspired in todays political climate should get this book! Easy read and good for the soul! Thanks Beth Pickens.@@@@Love it! Recommended for all creative people!

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Beautiful healing book. Have already bought for two friends! Definitely going to read this many times.@@@@

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Beautiful healing book. Have already bought for two friends! Definitely going to read this many times.@@@@

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