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Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists Paperback – October 15, 2013
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There are many books about arts marketing and trade publications offering specific advice for specific arts markets and strategies for making a living as an artist. What's different about Living and Sustaining a Creative Life is the personal approach, which is helpful for understanding how working artists have individually designed their careers with work-life balance and economy in mind. The art field is truly unique encompassing such a wide variety of talents, interests, and micro economies. I've enjoyed the variety of perspectives and experiences compiled in this collection. The life of a working artist is as much about lifestyle as it is about breadwinning and I think this title articulates both the challenges and possibilities of earning a living with one's art, while maintaining creative perspective, practice, and having a life.
The essays are concise and well edited, it's a quick read, with a human voice, peppered with a few swear words and humor, while maintaining seriousness, depth and being informative. Most of the essays express struggle at different levels, some overcome and some outstanding, but without a negative or depressing vibe.Read more ›
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We bought this dragon a month ago and the end of the tail has broken off. We love the overall toy and this is even our second one after the first was lost, but I am very... Read morePublished 13 days ago by njonerow
An absolute treasure trive of insight, inspiration, and ideas for artists of all stripes amd disciplines. I bought more books to gift as presents. Extraordinary! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heidi Russell
This is an incredible book with fun anecdotes. You can almost hear each artist's voice in his or her section. Great pictures too.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
It seems as though the author chose friends to write about their experiences instead of artists who could offer valuable insight into actually living and sustaining a creative... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book...It told me that most artists are actually earning a living by teaching...That is depressing but true...I think... Read morePublished 12 months ago by GroveCanada
As a non-practicing artist, only at the moment, this book has inspired me to dust off my talents and polish them a little. A fantastic read but it does not stop there. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lizelle Herman