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Positive artistic voices and feasable activities, could use diveristy of backgrounds
on February 5, 2015
As self-taught (still-learning!) artist a bit beyond just starting out, I always appreciate hearing from other artists. The fifty interviews of "Creative Block" each have a good probability of exposing a new nugget of knowledge, insight, and/or inspiration. Many of the "un-blocking" exercises suggested by the artists feel like something I'd try.
Two critiques (that would have added two more stars): First, by the author's admission, the interviews are formulaic. It's swell to hear many of the subjects' take on the questions, but, at half-way through the book, it'd be nice to have some variety of Q & A. Second: Most everybody in the book looks a lot like me. In this day and age, diversity kind of goes without saying... working to find willing, able, and qualified participants whose backgrounds go beyond the "White" experience would have been beneficial.
I like the book and I'm glad to own it.