Make Good Art

Make Good Art

Thingsgowrong,inlifeandinloveandinbusiness and in friendship and in health and in al t he other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get t ough, this is what you should do. Make good ar t. I'M SERIOUS. Make good art .

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472207944

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

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From the bestselling author of the acclaimed novel AMERICAN GODS and the prize-winning THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE. In May 2012, Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he urged them to make good art. The book MAKE GOOD ART, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman's inspiring speech. Praise for Neil Gaiman: 'A very fine and imaginative writer' The Sunday Times 'Exhilarating and terrifying' Independent 'Urbane and sophisticated' Time Out 'A jaw-droppingly good, scary epic positively drenched in metaphors and symbols... As Gaiman is to literature, so Antoni Gaudi was to architecture' Midweek 'Neil Gaiman is a very good writer indeed' Daily Telegraph
Categories: Literary Collections

Make Great Art on Your iPad

Make Great Art on Your iPad

When I think of World-famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, my first visual image is of the thick, impasto layers of paint he ... Nothing could be further from the smooth perfect aesthetics of the new media Screen, 1 Open ArtRage and create a ...

Author: Alison Jardine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781781575086

Category: Art

Page: 144

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You don't have to be an artist to achieve great results on your iPad, and this refreshingly accessible book is perfect for skilled artists and creative wannabes alike. Alongside the step-by-step projects that teach the fundamentals of digital painting, there are also some easy and fun artistic tricks that anyone can try. Tutorials include - What Would Bansky Do? - Find Your Inner Urban Artist - The 30-Second Portrait Portrait - The Purrrfect Cat - Five Easy Art Hacks - The Not-So-Still Life. You'll master the most popular art apps, and you will learn new painting and drawing skills along the way.
Categories: Art

Mindful by Design

Mindful by Design

A key part of mindfulness involves accepting what is—and even embracing it; to keep doing what we're doing well, even in the face of adversity. That's what “make good art” means—to keep doing what we're doing.

Author: Caitlin Krause

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506388649

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Take mindfulness beyond the buzzword and spark powerful learning environments! This resource explores how mindfulness can improve teaching and learning, and helps students develop 21st century skills including creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, and communication. Readers will learn how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice that reflects their individuality, and how to create a community of care and respect through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the building of three capacities: awareness, advancement, and authenticity. Built upon these core capacities, Mindful by Design provides 24 detailed exercises for teachers and students, including step-by-step mindfulness lessons embedded into specific curriculum areas, ready to implement immediately. This book demystifies mindfulness and allows educators to inspire powerful learning environments.
Categories: Education

Swords in the Time of Corona

Swords in the Time of Corona

This comes back to focussing on your area of control. 3) Make Good Art. Neil Gaiman was, and always will be, right on this. In his commencement speech on May 17th 2012 at the University of the Arts, he said: “Life is sometimes hard.

Author: Guy Windsor

Publisher: Spada Press


Category: Sports & Recreation


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When this coronavirus, SARS-CoV-19, emerged at the beginning of 2020, I didn’t worry too much about it, because I recognised it as being outside my area of control. There was nothing for me to do, so I just ignored it. Then bit by bit things started to change—the twin threats of death by plague and economic ruin came front and center into our collective awareness. As lockdown progressed it was soon obvious that many of my students were struggling. Things they depended on for their physical, mental, and economic health were simply gone. I realised that I had to focus on my core mission, which is to help my students. Normally, that means help them with their sword problems, but the whole point of practising swordsmanship is to improve your quality of life. And not all the help they needed was directly sword related. Then I thought of the things that were working for me: the mental postures learned from swordsmanship training, that were easing my way through lockdown with minimal stress. I started blogging these ideas as they came up, between March and June 2020, and before long was getting requests from readers to create a book of them. So here it is. Guy’s Lockdown Survival Guide, or, Swords in the Time of Corona. Some of the advice here is lockdown-specific, but most of it is applicable to all sorts of crises. I hope you find it useful.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done ...

Author: Tara Prescott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786494774

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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A Library Journal Starred Review "An intriguing anthology of essays...fascinating...academics and readers who enjoy Gaiman's books will appreciate the care put into this impressive collection"--Library Journal "There is joy in seeing such diverse perspectives excavating Neil Gaiman's efforts. Not unexpectedly, the years of his work warrant endless analysis, and this volume is a keen example of such. It's a pleasure to be a part of it."--JH Williams III, New York Times bestselling comic book artist and writer. Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction and beloved children's books. This collection of new essays examines a range of Gaiman's prolific output, with readings of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Children's books The Wolves in the Walls and Blueberry Girl and the online short story collection A Calendar of Tales are discussed. Gaiman's return to the serial comic book form with Sandman: Overture is covered, and Artist J.H. Williams III contributes an exclusive interview about his collaboration with Gaiman on Sandman. Cartoonist Judd Winick offers a personal essay on how contemporary artists have been influenced by Gaiman's work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Your Creative Career

Your Creative Career

Make good art,” said Neil Gaiman in his 2012 commencement speech at the University of the Arts. The author gave a lot of situational examples, some of them really humorous but all of them leading to the necessity of creating good art.

Author: Anna Sabino

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632658951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Anna Sabino is an artist, but certainly not a starving one. She wasn’t born into a wealthy family, didn’t inherit money from a distant relative, and doesn’t have a rich husband. But she made it as an entrepreneur, as a single woman, and most importantly, as an artist. In Your Creative Career, she shows her fellow artists and creatives how to build a business that reflects their talent and true calling while generating serious cash. Whether the goal is to build an empire and be financially free, create a lifestyle business, or just to have more time, Your Creative Career guides you through every aspect of creative entrepreneurship. If you want to start your creative career, transition into it, or give it a boost, this book is a must read that features: Proven systems and strategies to create ideally priced products that keep selling. The importance of going through all the steps of making it from idea inception and execution to branding and distribution. The importance of transitioning from artistic solitude to collaborative, creative entrepreneurship. The most effective marketing and PR methods adjusted to the new reality of short attention spans and information overload.
Categories: Business & Economics

You Begin Where I End

You Begin Where I End

Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done ...

Author: Sarang Jairaj,

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9789387022485

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Nafisa is dealing with beers, periods, heartbreak, and dating apps, when she meets her new uniquely average boyfriend. But is he the love of her life? Before Nafisa can figure that out, her life is turned upside down. Her mother Tamanna dies in an accident. In trying to come to terms with her loss, she finds solace in the company of a charming painter. Her life takes a retro turn, with diaries, handwritten letters, and music trying to heal her. Tamanna is busy simply existing and complaining, when a gorgeous poet takes her on a whirlwind philosophical journey, teaching her to appreciate art, nature, human existence, and love. But is he the love of her life? Before Tamanna can figure that out, her marriage is arranged with an extraordinarily ordinary guy. Amidst arranged marriages, honour killings, letters of blood, and melting ice-golas, Tamanna shall discover her brand of love. You Begin Where I End spins two unconventional love stories, set two decades apart – 1991 and 2015 – trying to find an answer to the eternal dilemma of darlings – What is love?
Categories: Fiction

The Icarus Deception

The Icarus Deception

To Make Art, Think Like an Artist. To Connect, Be Human. “Make Good Art” “Make good art” is Neil Gaiman's prescription for whatever ails you. If the job market isn't there, if your boss doesn't respect you, if the world doesn't get ...

Author: Seth Godin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101612309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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In Seth Godin’s most inspiring book, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form of art Everyone knows that Icarus’s father made him wings and told him not to fly too close to the sun; he ignored the warning and plunged to his doom. The lesson: Play it safe. Listen to the experts. It was the perfect propaganda for the industrial economy. What boss wouldn’t want employees to believe that obedience and conformity are the keys to success? But we tend to forget that Icarus was also warned not to fly too low, because seawater would ruin the lift in his wings. Flying too low is even more dangerous than flying too high, because it feels deceptively safe. The safety zone has moved. Conformity no longer leads to comfort. But the good news is that creativity is scarce and more valuable than ever. So is choosing to do something unpredictable and brave: Make art. Being an artist isn’t a genetic disposition or a specific talent. It’s an attitude we can all adopt. It’s a hunger to seize new ground, make connections, and work without a map. If you do those things you’re an artist, no matter what it says on your business card. Godin shows us how it’s possible and convinces us why it’s essential.
Categories: Business & Economics

Theological Aesthetics after von Balthasar

Theological Aesthetics after von Balthasar

was venerated on a different site on the Acropolis.6 There is something about this that might well give us pause. ... survive dubious art; it can also sometimes make good use of such artart that by the standards of the art world would ...

Author: James Fodor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317011347

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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This collection of essays by distinguished authors explores the present-day field of theological aesthetics: from von Balthasar’s contribution and parallel developments to correctives and alternatives to his approach. A tribute to von Balthasar’s own project expands into a dialogue with ancient and medieval traditions in search of revelatory aesthetics. The contributors outline challenges to his approach (including Protestant perspectives) and introduce new ways of viewing the field of theological aesthetics, which ultimately opens up to the idea of concrete cultural contexts and practical human needs determining the use of the arts and aesthetic sensibilities in theology.
Categories: Religion

Nobody Knows What They re Doing

Nobody Knows What They re Doing

The central theme of the speech was to Make Good Art, no matter what: “Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks ...

Author: Lee Crutchley

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781250768513

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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Everything no one will tell you about being an artist Nobody Knows What They’re Doing is an honest guide to the creative life for artists of all kinds. Lee Crutchley, author of How to Be Happy (Or At Least Less Sad), skips the platitudes, positive affirmations, and guarantees of success; he'll never ever tell you to just Do What You Love. Instead, Crutchley discusses the things nobody else is talking about—that, frankly, your work sucks (but that’s ok because everyone else's does too), that making bad art is worth it, and so much more. In a world desperate for a glimpse of authenticity, Nobody Knows What They’re Doing is a breath of fresh air that reveals the truths hiding between the lines of Instagram-friendly aphorisms and behind the words of the most inspirational TED talks. An honest look at the reality of creativity and the joy and difficulty of crafting good (and bad) art, this book belongs in the hands of every exhausted creative, every starry-eyed dreamer, and every artist who is trying to make their way in the world—and keep a roof over their head while they do it.
Categories: Self-Help