Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative by Danielle KrysaYour Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative by Danielle Krysa

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

byDanielle Krysa

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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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.
Danielle Krysa is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art website the Jealous Curator, and the author of Creative Block and Collage . She lives in British Columbia. Martha Rich is a Philadelphia-based fine and commercial artist.
Title:Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being CreativeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:136 pages, 7.68 × 8.23 × 0.64 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1452148449

ISBN - 13:9781452148441

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from I really wanted to like it I was eager to get this book and really wanted to like it. But the idea of self-criticism in creative people is very complex, and this book just doesn't have much content or insight into it so I didn't find it very helpful or inspiring. The book is a nice coffee table book and I like the illustrations, but as far as helping a creative's self-doubt, it didn't do it for me.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really enjoyable read for creative minds I really loved this book! I’ve been reading The Jealous Curator Blog for a few years now. If you are a creative person who often struggles with getting started because of self doubt and just downright overthinking it, you need to read this. If you have a loved one in your life who falls into the above category, this book would make a thoughtful gift. The book is filled with great information, but the illustrations inside are a real gem too. It’s a great resource to have on hand for a little bit of inspiration.
Date published: 2017-10-19

Editorial Reviews

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 "