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Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists Paperback – February 18, 2014
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"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
"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
"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
"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
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One of my favorite ideas for getting unstuck was proposed by Jessica Bell: deliberately destroy something you love. Speaking from my experience of holding what we call Bad Art Night every two weeks where we challenge ourselves to do just that - destroy something you love, I can tell you this works fast to get you unstuck. All the ideas in the book are of this caliber - bold and daring. And the photos of each artists work are sumptuous. I particularly liked that many of those interviewed by Danielle were collage artists.
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Creative Block features the advice and artworks of 50 successful artists. Each artist has a short profile and then move on to talk about where they find inspiration, how they handle creative blocks, challenges and criticism. At the end, there's a short project idea to get your hands and brain working.
I love the artworks featured. The artists work with different medium so you get to see stuff like illustrations, collages, paintings, installation art, sculptures, paper art and more.
The interviews come across as casual and candid, and there are always surprising things to read about, such as the jobs that those artists imagined they would end up in.
As an artist myself, I find it interesting to learn about what other artists are thinking and doing. There are many new artists to check out also.
This is a book you can read from cover to cover, or just hop in to any page for some inspiration.
Highly recommended. This book should appeal to artists from any background.
(See more pictures and the book review on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son is studying graphic design. We saw this book at a museum. He was intrigued by it.Published 2 months ago by heidi Stublaski
Too much info on each artist. I just wanted the author to get to the point on how they overcame or how they deal with creative block.Published 10 months ago by Maui2009
Anything that Danielle writes is gold. She has brought together finest community of inspirational artists into one book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by knelson
Lightweight. If you could see it, you would not buy it. Craft-like projects. If you have any kind of art experience or education, think twice. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Grey Dog
Really love this book. I am a young artist and spend about 80 percent of my time not knowing what to draw or paint next. Read morePublished 13 months ago by E. Heath
Danielle Krysa is an artist and author of the Jealous Curator blog which features art that she wishes she had thought of making. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Patrice Fagnant-macarthur