In preparation for teaching assignments during the past two years I have done a good deal of reading and I want to share some of that reading with you.
I think all of these books can be easily located and often you can find very nice used copies.
There is something of value in all of these book but my favorites are in BLUE. Good Reading!
The View from the Studio Door - How artists Find Their Way In An Uncertain World by Ted Orland
Creative Is A Verb - If You're Alive You're Creative - Patti Digh
The War of Art - Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
Trust the Process - An Artist's Guide to Letting Go by Shaun McNiff
I'd rather be in the studio - The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self Promotion by Alyson B. Stanfield
The Creative Habit - Learn It and Use It For Life by Twyla Tharp
Art & Fear - Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Orland
bird by bird - Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Chance - Documents of Contemporary Art edited by Margaret Iversen
Design - A Lively Guide to Design Basics for Artists & Craftspeople by Steven Aimone
Expressive Drawing - A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within by Steven Aimone
Why Is That Art? - Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art by Terry Barrett
Digital Essentials - the quilt maker's must-have guide to images, files, and more! by Gloria Hansen
Maximum Achievement - Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed - by Brian Tracy - This book is excellent. I might not have been interested because of the title but it was recommended to me by someone I really respect and it is a gem. Read it with a friend and let me know what you think.
There are a few more which I will add to my list when I've finished reading. I'm adding this as a permanent part of my Pages which appear at the top right corner of the page.
What are some of your favorite books relating to art, artist and life?
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