Saturday, December 29, 2007
Currently Reading: Art & Fear
I have heard this book recommended and quoted all over the place: Art & Fear by David Bales and Ted Orland.
I finally own a copy. I got it through PaperBackSwap.com.
I began reading it a few days ago. I absolutely LOVE IT. Since so much of the book concentrates on the process of making art and the challenges and emotions with the process itself, I am really connecting with what the authors have to say.
I am reading this with a pencil in hand. I'm highlighting different passages that speak to me and marking notes in the borders. I don't do that with all books but when I feel the need to do it, for me that means the book is very good.
The book is easy to read and enjoyable. I'm half way through the 120 pages or so and figure I'll finish it in the next 2-3 days.
I can't recommend this book highly enough!
Update: I should have also mentioned that this book is often required reading in art classes at college for art students. So this book is well known in the artists' world and it is a well respected book.