Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk

Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk : And Other Truths About Being Creative

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This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success-fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others-and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists-plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich-this book arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 162 x 204 x 16mm | 390g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 4-color throughout
  • 1452148449
  • 9781452148441
  • 50,718

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"Trenchant and practical advice on how to ignore that inner critic and get to work.... This cheeky little tome deserves a place on your drawing table." --Communication Arts
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About Danielle Krysa

Danielle Krysa is the celebrated author of Creative Block and Collage, and is the unmistakable voice behind the art blog The Jealous Curator ( She worked as a designer and creative director for 14 years and has contributed her expertise to Frankie, Anthology, West Elm and SFGirlByBay and she has been a guest speaker at Alt Summit. She is also the creative director of the online marketplace Danielle lives in British Columbia, Canada. Martha Rich is a Philadelphia-based fine and commercial artist. Her drawings and paintings are known for featuring words and the absurd, from lobsters to brassieres. She has shown her work in galleries internationally and her commercial work has been used on T-shirts, book covers and shopping bags, and in music videos, magazines, advertising and beyond.
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