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Fearless Creating: A Step-by-Step Guide To Starting and Completing Your Work of Art

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For writers, painters, or performers in any field, new hope for overcomingcreative blocks and finishing the art of their dreams. The blank page, empty canvas, or uncarved stone will often fill artists with dread.But so may the thought of finishing, showing, or even selling their work. It is in this"artistic anxiety" that creative blocks begin. With an understanding that could only be gained through years of experience incounseling artists, writers, and performers, Eric Maisel, Ph.D. discusses each stage ofcreation-wishing, choosing, starting, working, completing, selling--and the anxietiesparticular to each. He then shows how these inhibiting tensions can be turned to artisticadvantages, how truth and beauty arrive in the work of art precisely because, and onlywhen, anxiety has been understood, embraced, and resolved. Fearless Creating guides the reader, whether an experienced artistor someone just starting out, past the pitfalls that appear in each stage of the process. Byfollowing Dr. Maisel's exercises related both to the world at hand and the ongoingstruggles of artistic life, readers will emerge from this book with a completed work of artand a new perspective on their potential to be a fearless creator.
Product Details

Author: Eric Maisel

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

Release Date: 1995-10-17

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0874778050

ISBN13: 9780874778052