Making Art a Practice / How To be the Artist You Are 

(Findhorn Press 2013)

Learn how to show up and create a vital art practice. The book contains 30 ways we can connect with our true creative selves and grow our art. Some of the practices work with the mind and are based in yoga, others are various ways we can experiment with drawing and painting. The book is illustrated with the art of twenty contemporary artists from around the world working in various media.

Making Art a Practice won Foreword’s 2014 “Book of the Year” award in the Arts category. (Foreword is the review magazine for libraries.)

Available on Amazon.

Reviews

5/5 stars "Attention Artists! Do your work, keep making more work, don't give up!"

Becca Campbell  April 9, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

This is an awesome book. I find myself exhaling in relief, highlighting sentence after sentence to write down so I can see the love, support, and acceptance everyday. If I could listen to this book on tape everyday I would feel so much better. It's filled with reflections, meditations, actions, and comforting words. As an artist, I think it's the salve that I need to keep working. If you are an artist who needs that support and encouragement, I think you'll enjoy the depth of this book.

5/5 stars "A thoughtful and inspring book for creatives!"

Medusa Akron June 20, 2014

Format: Paperback

I sat in the bookstore and perused this book for an hour and had to buy it. It's full of great advice, exercises, insights, and more . . .

5/5 stars "Helpful for Seasoned Artists, Too!"

Jazzbrat July 28, 2014

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

I am not a beginning artist. But I found this book to be so helpful in remembering why I make art. I loved the tips on how to push through the blocks and times of doubt. The exercises have been helpful and the comparison to yoga made the book even more meaningful to me. The ideas have been flowing a lot more easily since reading this little gem. It was just the confirmation I needed to recommit to my work.I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a push, whether you're new to art making as an adult or a (jaded) pro like me.

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