How to Make an Artist Miserable: A journal/essay/tirade Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0114RPD8G
- Publication date : July 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2205 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 121 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,523,420 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Creativity doesn’t always come easy. For many artists, it takes time to produce a work of art that we are satisfied with. The book emphatically agrees with this thought, and Mr Curry illustrates this notion through recounting the times when his colleagues demand drawings from him at work. Sometimes Mr Curry decides to give in – asking to showcase your passion is essentially a compliment and so it can be hard for an artist to not feel flattered when they are asked for their services.
The book also does a good job of explaining how the environment an artist is in can influence their moods and creativity. Mr Curry introduces us to quirky yet bothersome characters around his town, characters who ultimately make him question why he is in the town he is in. While I felt there could be more back story to these characters, they gave me a bit of a chuckle and I felt sorry for the author for having to put up with them as he tries to draw and get on with his life.
Towards the end of the book, the author touches upon travel and finding inspiration from new surroundings. Recounting on his school trip abroad, Mr Curry urges artists to enjoy each moment around them no matter where they are. When it comes to our creative craft, we don’t have to practise it every second and be perfect at it – quoting from the book, “Art doesn’t have to be perfect in order to be good”. Rather, live the stories around you as they happen, take a few moments to relish them and then take some time to relive that experience through our passions – which can make for unique works of art. A solid message.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and wanted to finish it in one sitting. I thought that it was incredibly refreshing to hear an artist be so upfront about the hard times that come with pursuing passions that matter to them.
ARGGGG!!! Happy you keep drawing and writing...I'm going to reread "Under the Electric Sun." :) P.S. I'm curious...have you moved?