Welcome to Painted Jay Publishing – Where you will find unique and original books and ebooks for artists and other creative folks that give you extensive information, common sense, empowerment and fun!

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Within the pages of Drawing Out the Muses artists and others will find a clear understanding of the nature of visual creativity, countless new ideas to use, different ways of seeing things, and step-by-step processes. Over 300 projects, both simple and complex, which are designed for the purposes of seeing, thinking, doing and/or awakening creative potential, will give you years worth of exercises to follow and a lifetime of understanding for developing your 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. Designers, students, hobbyists, educators, workshop leaders and event planners will also find this great value in Drawing Out the Muses.

Drawing Out the Muses is the newly revised and updated version of Creatively Unblocking Creative Blocks.

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Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence book cover

Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence is the only detailed guide dedicated to helping artists understand and calculate the actual cost of creating their artwork. This one-of-a-kind book is the path to clarity on a subject that all-too-often has been shrouded in mystery. There is no reason for guesswork anymore.

Written by an artist with a mind for math, logic and perception, as well as a deep interest in fair-play for her fellow artists, this book lays out step-by-step means of coming to a solid pricing structure for your creative work. Cold, hard, yet simple, math is balanced with measuring the realities of the marketplace and where you find yourself at this time within the artworld. Chapters on growth, moving forward, and valuing what you do are included.

Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence is a must-have for any artist serious about their professional career.

Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence has recently been revised and updated from the original printing from 2003.

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Coming in 2015...

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Fall 2014 news

Drawing Out the Muses and Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence are both coming to Kobo! Stay tuned.

Also coming in 2015


• An as-yet-untitled book of painting and drawing lessons for beginners, now in development

• Two volumes of poetry

Review excerpt from 'Not enough book shelves' at Amazon:

"...The author speaks to her readers in an easy, whimsical, and relaxed way throughout the book. Her writing voice is so comfortable I can envision sitting in her kitchen, drinking tea, and having a brainstorming session with my newfound friend... Anyone stuck in a creative rut and in need of a change, looking for new ideas or a different way of approaching projects would benefit from Drawing Out the Muses. Thank you, Ms. Levin, for a treasure of a book."