• The Reluctant Artist: Navigating and Sustaining a Creative Path

  • By: Karen Kinney
  • Narrated by: Karen Kinney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Karen Kinney has taken insights, observations, and learning gleaned from more than 10 years working as a professional artist and compiled it into an audiobook meant to inspire and encourage all who are on a creative path. Both for those firmly established in a career and those just starting out, she reminds us of the value of creative expression and provides important keys to aid in its development.

Addressing aspects of the creative life not frequently acknowledged, The Reluctant Artist reminds us that creativity thrives best in an outside-of-the-box environment and that value for what we do as artists must be intrinsic, first and foremost. Experiencing reluctance at points along the way merely acknowledges that challenges are par for the course when pursuing a dream of any kind. True success in the arts could be summed up by a simple refusal to give up - our part is to be faithful, to return, and try again.

Whether you are an artist yourself, or have creative inklings somewhere inside that have yet to be expressed, The Reluctant Artist offers guidance and inspiration that will leave you feeling empowered and freshly motivated to release your creativity into the world.

©2017 Karen Kinney (P)2021 Karen Kinney

Critic Reviews

"This groundbreaking book gives permission to every artist to honor the creative space of their self-expression. Bravo to Karen for providing the reasons for us all to dive in and find the deeper meaning in our lives and in the joy of self-expression!" (Mary Campagna, visual artist, life coach, author of A Guide to Healing

"We live in a time of self-definition. This is both a blessing and a curse: A blessing because more people can follow their dreams, and less so, because many know what they want, but not how to get there. Karen Kinney gives valuable direction, deep insight, and wise counsel to anyone pursuing art as a profession." (David Sandum, painter, philanthropist, author of I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down

"This is a book to read again and again, to share and discuss with others, and to gift to any burgeoning creative souls for nourishment and guidance along their journey." (Casey Robards, collaborative pianist, faculty, Central Michigan University)

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