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My book is finished!

Would you like a guide to help you to become the creative person you know you can be?

Start Making Art Today is exactly that.


What is the book about?

Most books about art focus on techniques for a specific medium, or they give you a small number of prescriptive projects to try. This book is diferent. It focuses on you and your journey. It helps you uncover your ideas, bring art into your life whilst guiding you past the pitfalls that many artists face.

Does it have a bit about procrastination?
-It sure does.

What about about a bit about mean art teachers? How they tell you your drawing is shit and you never want to draw again?
-Yes, that's in there too.

I can't draw, is there something about that? And maybe something about perfectionism? My sister in law is really creative but she just cant see it.
-Yes thats in there too.

In other words: you will learn how to become an artist.

The book will do 5 main things:

  1. Help you to hear your own ideas and creative thoughts.
  2. Help you to generate ideas, sort through them and expand upon them.
  3. Help you to choose a medium and way of working that suits your ideas.
  4. Will get you making art.
  5. Encourage you to form a creativity habit.

Who is the book for?

Have you ever had that moment where you sat down and you wanted to make something or paint something and you go blank? The clean white page or that box of tidy new pastels drove your ideas from your mind?

Or you had a great idea, but you didn't jot it down and you've forgotten it?

Or perhaps you are a beginner and you just don't know how to start. Could you really become an artist you wonder? Are my ideas good enough?

This book is for you.

Anyone who wants to make better work, or wants to start practicing as an artist. The site is aimed primarily at people who want to be visual artists, but has value for all sorts of people who want to have ideas and to express them.

The book will build upon this simple notion: that we all have ideas but don't always listen to them.

If we can:

1. Let ourselves hear our ideas

2. Make one of our ideas

3. Then build upon that idea

4. To make more art

5. We can form an art making habit.

What will the book do?

Define the moment that is creative, and help you to identify when you are having ideas and what to do with them. Being open to thoughts and connections. If needed, use triggers, encounters and exercises to more generate ideas.

You are shown how to jot down, record, note and scribble your ideas down, without censorship or judement.

We teach you how to sift through your various ideas and find out how to choose which idea to make .

After you have chosen an idea, you learn how to expand upon it, sometimes adding depth and meaning and define what you are trying to do with this artwork. Expressing your original ideas.

Helps you to choose appropriate means of getting your idea out of your brain and into the world, choosing the right medium and process to make that art work rock.

If you are interested in further updates from me about the book you can check the new wesbite page for the book:


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