It inspired me to do more with my creative self.
It's analysis really, not story. I like all the different scenarios, the different ways we can be successful.
Yes and no. Yes, because it is very interesting, but no, because it makes me think, and I have to take a little time to digest the ideas, think how I could put them into practice, and then try listening to a little more. Like eating a good steak, it's great but you don't want to just wolf it down all at once.
Part time artist - Like to listen to audiobooks when I am working and creating.
I read this book a few years ago and thought I would get a refresher by listening to the audiobook. Although I love the information it is one of those books you have to read. If you are an artist or want to be, I highly suggest this book. But read it, because it will give you more time to let what they are telling you really sink in.
Art and Fear was a required reading assignment by Elroy Christenson, beginning drawing, 7 years ago, reading and listening now officially moving this title to my must share list, again.
I am an artist. This is me. I am not aline in thinking this way. This has been a very freeing experience. Thank You for daring to record this. This is how i think. I can move on.
honest, insightful, helpful
Listing to this in my studio while working on some new pieces. It gave me courage to work through the uncertainty of developing new ideas within my art practice.
I listened to the book twice in a row. Then bought a paperback so I can underline all the gems of wisdom. I can't get enough of it. I am a full time artist practicing two separate art disciplines. This book is wisdom tried and true. Required "morning devotional reading" for all artists.
I'm an artist, I've worked in the game industry for some time now. When I make my art, I listen to stories and take off into other worlds.
This is a book I listen to almost monthly these days. I play it when I need a reminder or ha helpful pat on the back to keep at it.
I make my living as an artist and sometimes it's good to remind my self others have walked the path before me.
If your an artist or you have someone in your life who is, give this one a shot.
Scientific illustrator and photographer that loves to knit and kayak.
This book is a lot of fear mongering about making art. First they give you a laundry list of why you should fear or be anxious to make art that most people have never even considered. Then tell you don't worry it's OK, make art anyway. Why even go there?
The author could have taken a positive approach instead of spending so much dwelling on the negative. I had hoped for something inspiring. I'm a professional artist - earning my living at it for decades - and I have never second guessed it all as much as when I started listening to this book. Luckily, those doubts went away once I turned off the audio book and just sat and did art for a while.
Arther Morey has a calm deep reading voice, which is a bit soothing.
It was well organized, and clearly presented.
My recommendation to any artist - skip this fear-mongering and spend the same time just doing your art. Ignore any naysayers, just get out there and paint, draw, write, whatever and delete the naysayers from your mind. Don't dwell on it.