Make Your Art No Matter What

Make Your Art No Matter What: Moving Beyond Creative Hurdles

Non-Fiction, Art, Design & Photography, Art, Art Theory
Paperback Published on: 15/04/2021
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The Artist's Way for the 21st century—from esteemed creative counselor Beth Pickens.


you are an artist, you need to make your art. That's not an

overstatement—it's a fact; if you stop doing your creative work, your

quality of life is diminished. But what do you do when life gets in the

way? In this down-to-earth handbook, experienced artist coach Beth

Pickens offers practical advice for developing a lasting and meaningful

artistic practice in the face of life's inevitable obstacles and

distractions. This thoughtful volume suggests creative ways to address

the challenges all artists must overcome—from making decisions about

time, money, and education, to grappling with isolation, fear, and

anxiety. No matter where you are in your art-making journey, this book

will motivate and inspire you. Because not only do you need your art—the

world needs it, too.

• EXPERT ADVICE: Beth Pickens is an

experienced and passionate arts advocate with extensive insight into

working through creative obstacles. She has spent the last decade

advising artists on everything from financial strategy to coping with


• PRACTICAL AND POSITIVE: This book is both a love letter to

art and artists and a hands-on guide to approaching the thorniest

problems those artists might face. Pickens offers a warm reminder that

you are not alone, that what you do matters, and that someone out there

wants you to succeed.

• TIMELESS TOPIC: Like a trusted advisor, this

book is an invaluable resource jam-packed with strategies for building a

successful creative practice. From mixing business and friendship to

marketing yourself on social media, this book can help. And it

will—again and again.

Perfect for:

• Visual artists and makers

• Writers, musicians, filmmakers, and other creatives

• Art and design school graduates and grad-gift givers

  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 9781452182957
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 420g
  • Dimensions: 202 x 154 x 25 mm

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