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Commisseration for when your artist friends aren't available.
on July 12, 2015
I didn't know quite what to expect when I picked this up. I bought the book quite a while ago on the recommendation of someone else. What the book is is a commiseration on the trials of art making, marketing, etc., the entire process. Based on my own experience creating art I question the word "fear". Doubt, frustration, creative blocks, external obstacles all apply, but I can't ever say fear has been what has hindered me. If you are looking for confirmation that you are not alone in dealing with these things and you don't have a circle of artist friends with whom you can commiserate, this just could be the book you need to prod you to plunge forward anyway. If you are looking for answers, tips or tricks to overcome the things that beset you, you will be disappointed. Indeed, those can only come from you anyway.