Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk

Author: Danielle Krysa
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145214849X
Size: 14,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 737

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 ebook arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.

Contemplative Vision

Author: Dirk deVries
Editor: Church Publishing
ISBN: 1640651349
Size: 19,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 281

• Your cell phone camera can be a window to wonder – and God • Includes practical guidance, reflection questions, activities, and examples • Can be used by youth or adult groups or for individual spiritual practice There’s more to life than selfies! With the advent of digital photography and the widespread use of camera-equipped smart phones, we have all become photographers. Can the same technology that makes the upload of selfies and endless posting to Instagram and Facebook also function as a tool for quiet contemplation, connection, and deeper meaning? Indeed yes: the practice of contemplative photography invites people of faith to set aside distractions of contemporary life to view the world through the eyes of the divine and uncover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Reflection questions, suggested activities, invitations to journal and create a volume of discovery, and original photographs taken by the author are accompanied by inspirational quotes and passages from scripture. Providing practical guidance for photography as a means of meditation and reflection and a form of prayer, readers will be encouraged to be seekers, open and present, ready to be refreshed, renewed, and delighted.

Find Your Artistic Voice

Author: Lisa Congdon
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452169055
Size: 18,99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 278

An artist's unique voice is their calling card. It's what makes each of their works vital and particular. But developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show readers how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.

Being Boss

Author: Emily Thompson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762490454
Size: 10,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on "being boss" in both business and life. Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the- trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on: The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle "fraudy feelings" Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame) With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here's a guide that will truly help you "be boss" not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.

Business Practice Essentials

Author: The Graphic Artists Guild
Editor: The Graphic Artists Guild
ISBN: 0932102204
Size: 19,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 385

Whether you're just setting up your business or you're an established practitioner, our Primer Series insures you never have to be without the help of the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines. From business practices and ethical standards to contracts and what to charge, you'll be prepared to answer your own and your clients' questions at your desk or in the field. Business Practice Essentials for Graphic Artists is book 1 of a 3 book series. It has everything you need to set up and successfully run your graphic design business. Chapter 1 — Professional Relationships begins with the professional relationships illustrators and graphic designers will develop in their careers and the ethical standards needed to maintain good working relationships with clients and other professionals. Chapter 2 — Essential Business Practices discusses such essential business practices as negotiating, pricing work, getting paid, marketing and self-promotion, and maximizing your income. Chapter 3 — Standard Contracts and Business Tools explains seven basic types of contracts, what to include in a contract, and how to resolve contract issues. The chapter is supplemented with an appendix containing a link to downloadable model contracts and forms that you can modify for your own use. Chapter 4 — Salaries and Trade Customs provides point of reference for graphic artists seeking employment and for self-employed artists trying to determine what to charge for their services. Chapter 5 — The Graphic Artists Guild discusses the work of the Graphic Artists Guild, a professional organization whose mission is to promote and protect the economic interests of its members and who is committed to improving conditions for all graphic art creators and to raising standards for the entire industry. Chapter 6 — Resources and References provides useful resources and references—books, publications, professional and legal organizations, websites, national conferences and trade shows that will help you continue to learn and grow as a professional.

A Big Important Art Book Now With Women

Author: Danielle Krysa
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762463805
Size: 20,61 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 878

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, with this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator. Walk into any museum, or open any art book, and you'll probably be left wondering: where are all the women artists? A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) offers an exciting alternative to this male-dominated art world, showcasing the work of dozens of contemporary women artists alongside creative prompts that will bring out the artist in anyone! This beautiful book energizes and empowers women, both artists and amateurs alike, by providing them with projects and galvanizing stories to ignite their creative fires. Each chapter leads with an assignment that taps into the inner artist, pushing the reader to make exciting new work and blaze her own artistic trail. Interviews, images, and stories from contemporary women artists at the top of their game provide added inspiration, and historical spotlights on art "herstory" tie in the work of pioneering women from the past. With a stunning, gift-forward package and just the right amount of pop culture-infused feminism, this book is sure to capture the imaginations of aspiring women artists.

Own It All

Author: Andrea Isabelle Lucas
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633538559
Size: 19,39 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 413

Change Your Future. Claim Your Potential. Own It All. • If you feel the potential buzzing in your veins, but you’re not living up to it... • If you support your friends’ dreams, and yours are withering… • If you worry that you can’t be a present mom AND have a thriving career… You can change your future: You’ve just found the how-to-guide for women who are ready to ditch procrastination and paralyzing self-doubt, live in true self-confidence, claim heartfelt goals and dreams and make that ish happen! Yes, just ONE mindset shift can take you from “maybe one day...” wishful thinking, to a BOSS living her truth? Change your mindset: How could a teen single mom, recovering from domestic violence and poverty, go on to create a multi-million-dollar, national barre and yoga studio chain? She made ONE mindset shift that created a massive snowball effect, propelling her to a dream life. A future Best-Selling Book for Women: Own It All is an authentic self-help book: one-part manifesto + one-part workbook that cuts through the fluff and gives you a straightforward path to change your life. If you loved In The Company of Women, You Are A Badass books, Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office, or Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk, you’re going to love Own It All. Think #GIRLBOSS + motherhood + a badass in yoga pants: Own It All is authored by Andrea Isabelle Lucas, founder and CEO of Barre & Soul® (winner of the Best of Boston Award 2018), and a keynote speaker who’s shared the stage with Michelle Obama and Billie Jean King. Andrea is an inspirational modern-day feminist who wants you to be unapologetic in your goal-setting, blunt about owning your awesomeness, and be the radical creator of your joy. * PLUS! Own It All includes interviews with powerhouse business leaders like Ash Ambirge, Esther Fairfax, Susan Hyatt, Alexia Vernon, Sara Mora, Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Katherine North, Nick North, Katherine Clark, Phee Manuel, Linda Sivertsen, and Kimmie Smith.

The Inner Game Of Tennis

Author: W Timothy Gallwey
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447288491
Size: 18,78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 401

Improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence. Described by Billie Jean King as her 'tennis bible', Timothy Gallwey's multi-million bestseller, including an introduction from acclaimed sports psychologist Geoff Beattie, has been a phenomenon for players of all abilities since it was first published in 1972. Instead of concentrating on how to improve your technique, it starts from the understanding that 'every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game'. The former is played against opponents on the court, but the latter is a battle within ourselves as we try and overcome self-doubt and anxiety. It is often won or lost before a ball has been hit. Gallwey's revolutionary approach, built on a foundation of Zen thinking and humanistic psychology, will teach you how to develop your concentration, work on your gamesmanship and help you break bad habits. You will also learn how to trust yourself on the court and how to maintain clarity of mind throughout the match, giving you a clear psychological advantage over your opponent. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, The Inner Game of Tennis is essential reading for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. It is guaranteed to change the way you play tennis forever.

The Power To Transform

Author: Chris Majer
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 1594869510
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 244

A military and business consultant draws on the examples of top corporate leaders to counsel professionals on how to improve performance and profits, sharing philosophical exercises to cover such topics as true competence, enabling change, and overcoming obstacles.

Student S Book Of College English

Author: David Skwire
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205283064
Size: 12,36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 823

For anyone who writes or wants to learn to write, this book is ideal. Offering the important principles for good writing, the book provides the direction and control needed to write that dramatic first sentence, create fresh insights, and choose the perfect word. And with some effort and time, readers will undoubtedly see a marked improvement in their writing. As a comprehensive rhetoric-reader-handbook, this book offers a complete course in writing in one volume. The rhetoric section covers the entire writing process from prewriting to final revision. The many reading selections, both professional and student, provide realistic models for successful writing through stories, essays and poems. Also included are three chapters on style and diction, a chapter on writing about literature, and two chapters on research and the research paper. There is also thorough coverage of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics, followed by a glossary of words. Anyone who wants to improve their writing.