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Only 4 copies of 'Creatively Unblocking Creative Blocks' left before new printing in 2014. Order your copy now!
Imagine never suffering another
creative block again!
For less than the cost of one workshop,
that might cover just a small fraction of the valuable information in this book, you could have years worth of creative exercises to follow and a lifetime of understanding for developing
your own creative ability.
In the 204 pages of Creatively Unblocking Creative Blocks artists will find valuable information, new ideas to use, different ways of seeing things and step-by-step processes, with over 300 ideas designed for the purposes of seeing, thinking, doing and/or awakening creative potential, giving the reader years worth of creative exercises to follow and a lifetime of understanding for developing one’s own creative ability. This book is based on the premise that visual inspiration can be found anywhere; in nature, though sound, using raw visual elements, dreams and even from being uninspired. Written for artists, in any medium including crafts, and at any level from professional to beginner.
Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence
An extensive step-by-step guide to pricing artwork and fine craftwork
Revised and updated from the original.
Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence is a detailed guide to understanding and calculating the actual cost of creating artwork, while helping artists of all kinds develop a solid pricing structure with easy step-by-step calculations spelled out in artist-friendly math. This book is written by an experienced artist who believes that knowledge is power.
Topics include: becoming comfortable with money issues, how to separate business and creativity when necessary, the economy and the art market, consistency, sales commissions, raising prices, how to develop growth in your career and as an artist, how not to lose money, and how you already give back and contribute. Included in Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence are numerous examples, tables and extensive lists for how to find your direct and overhead costs, and how to track material and other expenses, as well as your time and labor.
Beyond the easy math and simple organizational tools, less tangible matters are discussed as they relate to pricing, such as understanding your experience and background as an artist and learning to be objective about your own artwork. Revised and updated from the original printing, Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence is a unique and invaluable tool for any artist serious about their professional career.
For Table of Contents, short excerpt and book info, click here.
Both books make great birthday, graduation, holiday or anytime gifts for artists, artisans, hobbyists, students, or
anyone interested in creative and professional growth.
“The writing is lucid, smart and thorough. I’m impressed with how successfully Ms. Levin has navigated through the complex systems of everything from commerce to non-profit, and to see how lucky those who read the book will be to have a resource from someone who not only knows the field inside and out, but who can, and did, write about it.”
- Scott Davis, photographer
Author Alexandria Levin has been painting since 1975 and exhibiting since1981. Over the years, she has been deeply involved with most phases of both the business and creative ends of being an artist. Hopelessly organized, outrageously creative, naturally perceptive and always ethical, her main goal in writing these two books is to change and improve things in general for all artists.