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Books for artists & creatives
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Show Your Work!

A light hearted read and fun little book providing insights and inspiration. By author
Austin Kleon


The Four Agreements

Words of wisdom from author Don Miguel Ruiz to keep you grounded in your art practice.


The War of Art

This is a great insight into our creative minds and how the creative process works. We all have a common inner critic and it is interesting to hear this perspective on it. By author Steven Pressfield


Creative Block

This book is chock full of exercises to help you overcome creative obstacles and work through creative block authored by Danielle Krysa, the
Jealous Curator

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The Annotated
Mona Lisa

Crib notes for art history by Carol Strickland, this a good quick, easy, and digestible read. Any artist worth their salt should know the foundations.


Do the Work

Awesome motivation book if you need a kick in the butt to finish a project. Another good read from Steven Pressfield.

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Big Magic

From author Elizabeth Gilbert, this is a great insight into creativity and the battles we
face as artists and creators. Inspiring and fun to read.


Art Inc.

Great art business tips and insights from well-known illustrator Lisa Cogdon.


The Artist's Journey

Inspiring read about the need to create as artists on our journeys. Another great Steven Pressfield. 

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