ART &. FEAR. Observations. On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. DAVID BAYLES. TED ORLAND. SANTA CRUZ, CA & EUGENE, OR. The little page book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, written by David Bayles and Ted Orland, is one of. In Art and Fear: Observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmaking, David Bayles & Ted Orland ask of artists, ‘Why do so many who start.

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Finally I didn’t like their section on schooling. I did a lot of underlining and bracketing andoh look! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To you, and you alone, what matters is the process.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Indeed, those can only come from you anyway. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Hang-ups about being creative can reach way back into childhood: But as the piece grows, technique and craft take over, and imagination becomes a less useful tool. This book is such an eye opener in that I realized I wasn’t alone. It’s really okay, though, since I found so very much solace, empathy, and inspiration in the parts I did absorb.


Artists become veteran artists only by making peace not just with themselves, but with a huge range of issues. Ordinary art means something like: Sep 26, Abram Dorrough rated it did not like it.

Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles

This is not your typical self-help book. This book is absolutely terrible.

Sam van Zweden Writer. The book also grants some wonderful advice for that difficult process of dragging your work out of your private cave, the most happy place where work is done in private, and into the world, where it has a orlxnd chance of survival.

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Tolerance for uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Another example is the story of the dancer who was a great dancer, and did it vayles she loved to dance. I still cannot believe all the notes I took from this book.

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On so many different fronts. Steal Like an Artist: I’m a painter and this book is amazing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Ordinary art means something like: Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking Authors: Books by David Bayles.


This is a book written by artists, for artists -— it’s about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in dqvid studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do.

I recommend this book for artists who are feeling discouraged and wondering why they ever began their lines of artistic inquiry. David Bayles, Ted Orland Publisher: For all practical purposes making art can be examined in great detail without ever getting entangled in the very remote problems of genius. David BaylesTed Orland. After all, art is rarely made by Mozart-like people; essentially-statistically speaking-there aren’t any people like that.