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by Laurie Lindop,Paul Weil,Marianne Taylor

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Laurie Lindop,Paul Weil,Marianne Taylor
Gallery Books; First Edition edition (December 1, 2005)
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Marianne Taylor (Author), Laurie Lindop (Author), Paul Weil (Illustrator) & 0 more. If they had focused on visual artists and examined every aspect of trying to make it as a visual artist, with humour, it would have been worth something to me.

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Marianne Taylor, Laurie Lindop . This book has anecdotes and facts about famous artists including their crappy day jobs and living arrangements in the name of art. Inspirational for real artists.

By Marianne Taylor and Laurie Lindop. Illustrated by Paul Weil. After seven years working for book and magazine publishers, she took the leap into the freelance world, and has since written ten books on wildlife, science and general natural history.

Kieli: Englanti Kategoria: Hyvinvointi & elämäntaito Kääntäjä: Lisätietoa e-kirjasta: Julkaisija: Gallery Books Julkaisuvuosi: 2005-12-01 ISBN: 9781416926801. Samankaltaisia kirjoja. Drawing on the Artist Within.

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The starving artist stereotype is a widespread belief that people who decide to pursue art as a career are doomed to be impoverished and unsuccessful. New York, Schocken Books In. 1971, pp. 300–10, ww. anderbilt.

A Blackened Chicken Soup for the Artistic Soul Passion, humiliation, and depravity are the cornerstones of the artistic spirit. How else to rationalize one's deliberate choice to face a life of unsigned rejection letters, calls from worried parents and collection agencies, and cups and cups of ramen noodles? Being a noble artiste is a rough gig. It's one part denial, one part masochism. And it gets all the respect of being a fry cook, without the convenient minimum wage. Only a fool would agree to such soul crushing -- until now. The Starving Artist's Survival Guide boldly reassures both the dreamer and the doer that you are not alone. Regardless of whether you are a painter, a poet, a musician, a writer, an actor, or simply paralyzed by an English lit or fine arts degree, help has arrived. Topics include the pros and cons of various artistic day jobs ("People love clowns, except for the 80 percent who want to beat them up and the 20 percent who do"), coping with form-letter rejections through the healing power of haikus ("You, blinking red light, / A call back from my agent? / No, just goddamn Mom"), a survey of artists' dwellings (from the romanticized loft to Mama's rent-free attic), and most important, "Holding On: Ten Good Reasons to Keep Your Head out of the Oven." Both celebrating and satirizing the pretentious poor, The Starving Artist's Survival Guide recognizes that the best way to cope with self-inflicted poverty is with unbarred humor, not macramé and coupon clipping.
  • I love this book. It is so funny and factual. If you are an artist or preparing an art career this will give you a lot laughs.

  • This book really hit home for me at some an artist trying to get into the very competitive field I have thought some of the same thoughts these authors wrote about!

    I loved the section showing how rejection of an artist can be just the push needed to bring about a serial killer, suicides, etc....Had me laughing so hard sometimes that I cried.

    Good book to get if you're feeling a little "down" with your career choice of an artist, writer, etc...puts things in perspective and makes you feel like you aren't alone out there in the big bad world!

  • I bought this book for a penny and that's what it's value is- cheap laughs like a piece written for a women's magazine.
    Obviously the writer's friends wrote the positive reviews.
    It was clear that the authors knew some of the worst parts of being an artist, but they let the book go for cheap laughs rather then humour mixed with real assistance to artists.
    It derailed when they wrote about the sex lives of artists, famous suicides of artists and death.
    If they had focused on visual artists and examined every aspect of trying to make it as a visual artist, with humour , it would have been worth something to me.
    Oh and by the way, Gauguin has an affair with Van Gogh, so you missed some dirt. When I was in art school , I dabbled in the dirt about famous artists.

    Here are a few suggestions for artists , especially female, at any age.
    1. Starting today, never gift your art to anyone, not even not ever. It will end up at the goodwill or in a dumpster. Don't do barter or trades for art either. It will cripple you as an artist, because instead of thinking as a pro and a working artist , you will stay in the child-pet category. If you hate your work , destroy it.
    2. Don't tell people you are an artist unless you are at that moment selling as one.
    3. get a space for your art even if it is the bathtub and dont make way for any relatives to use it,even if they are homeless or its your husband.
    Very few women have a real space for doing their art.
    if you have space for art, those around you will try to take it. A woman having an art space is very threatening.
    4. if you are a painter buy one paintbrush a week.
    5. show respect for your tools and your work.
    6. when people say you are selfish for spending money on art supplies when those around you want money spent on them, let them know that yes you are selfish and it's not something you can change, but you hope they will find others more pure.
    7. do copy right your work.
    8. spend a set time in each 24 hour cycle on your art , even if its only an hour, you have the other 23 for being neurotic and acting out.
    9. dont sell your work at flea markets or garage sales, unless you are good at faking old paintings, which is a good idea actually because people will only pay a living wage if its old Americana for instance or folk art.
    So learn to lie - if you say you did it, it wont be worth a latte.
    of course you will be bitter but try not to be when you do your work.,
    dont waste money on an art degree unless you love teaching. all the things you need to succeed as a artist, such as business and making your own gallery space, are not taught in art school. Even cleaning brushes isnt taught. so dont take out student loans when your degree will be useless forever
    10 Don't do favours for anyone because you are an artist. I was told to make sculptures so my friends could decorate their houses, and they thought they were doing me a favor. NOT

  • I got this book for a recent BFA and she loved it! Easy to read and full of practical advice, it was written with humor and love for those who dedicate their lives to the arts.

  • I too, bought this book thinking it was light humor. It's much more than that even though I laughed out loud several times reading it. Much of the humor is dark and thought provoking. I saw my own predicament in many of the descriptions. I recommend it to any creative person.

  • If the mention of suicide tickles your funny bone - this book may be a good fit for you. Having some personal experience with the topic, I didn't find it so amusing and felt a chapter devoted to how other artists offed themselves (with reasons you shouldn't use their particular method as part of the "joke") should at least have been accompanied by a note encouraging readers who are seriously considering ending their lives to call a prevention hotline. Making light of suicide and depression aside, some substance (not just substance abuse references) or a bit of context with all the artist trivia would have been nice and all the pages of DIY & crafts were not funny enough to justify making it past an editor of a print publication.

  • I bought this book mostly as a kind of joke. Most of my friends and I classify ourselves as starving artists, so I thought this book would, at the very least, be an eery window into our lives.

    What I got was not just a mildly amusing look at the life of the stereotypcal "starving artist," but in many cases, I was laughing out loud. Not only that, but the authors have infused wonderful accounts of real artists as examples for the various topics they discuss. Even though much of the advice is light-hearted and probably not meant to be taken too literally, there's a good portion of it that is as useful as it is entertaining.

    What started out as a book I bought on a whim became a book that I have declared one of the best books I've ever read. Okay, that may be a bit melodramatic, but I'm an artist...aren't I entitled? ;-)

    Bottom line? If you are an artist or know an artist who has ever struggled, GET THIS BOOK...if nothing else, you'll have a few laughs and your lack of success (and quarters for laundry) won't seem quite as grim.

  • A funny look a the nitty gritty issues of life mixed with facts about what the (now) famous did in similiar situations. Lots of fun (& sometimes helpful) suggestions for handling everything from critiques to living situations. Great fun to read!