Hannah's Question of the Week

“What are your go to, inspirational, informative books for an artist to read?”

We’ve asked our artists about some of their favorite books that have inspired their creativity! It’s vital to our small businesses and artistic ideas to find new inspiration from fellow artists and writers around the world.

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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Recommended by Stephanie Kirkland

Want an extra push of motivation and kick down the doors of self-doubt? This is the book for you! Steven Pressfield aims to give readers creative energy, courage, and confidence during your artistic journey.

Art & Cocktails (Podcast)

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Recommended by Piya Samant

Created by Ekaterina Popova, founder of Create! Magazine, began this podcast “to help engage the art community and have fun, meaningful, and inspiring conversations about studio practice, art careers, and more, while occasionally enjoying a cocktail (or two) together.”

The Jealous Curator (Podcast)

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Recommended by Piya Samant

A podcast we can all relate to! Do you feel like you’re constantly comparing yourself to other artists on Instagram? You see their work, their success and accomplishments, and then get down on yourself? Do you wish someday that it will stop? This podcast could be the one for you!

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

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Recommended by Taylor Lee

“All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit.” This book is filled with exercises to help guide you in your daily creative process.

Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk by Danielle Kris

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Recommended by Bri Custer

IMPOSTER SYNDROME IS REAL. Danielle Krysa helps to silence the self-doubt and self-deprecation while also overcoming jealousy and fear of acceptance.

Art History Babes (Podcast)

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Recommended by Bri Custer

“FOUR FRESH MASTERS DRINK WINE AND DISCUSS ALL THINGS VISUAL CULTURE.”

Falkland Road by Mary Ellen Mark

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Recommended by Jessie Reyna

Want to shake things up and find your inner story? Photo-journalist Mary Ellen Mark spent months in Bombay, India, observing and living in a brothel on the popular Falkland Road in the late 1970’s before the AIDS breakout.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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Recommended by Jessie Reyna

Sometimes reading about other people’s lives brings you back into your own life and memories, which helps with the creative process! Jeannette Walls grew up in a nomad, runaway family. Her father was an alcoholic while her mother was an artist. Witnessing her mother’s creativity over the years of Jeannette’s childhood is such an inspiration.

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