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Creative Block (Chronicle Books)
Creative block presents the most crippling--and unfortunately universal--challenge for artists. No longer! This chunky blockbuster of a book is chock-full of solutions for overcoming all manner of artistic impediment. The blogger behind The Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa interviews 50 successful international artists working in different mediums and mines their insights on how to conquer self-doubt, stay motivated, and get new ideas to flow. Each artist offers a tried-and-true exercise--from road trips to 30-day challenges to cataloging the medicine cabinet-- that will kick-start the creative process. Abundantly visual with more than 300 images showcasing these artists' resulting work, Creative Block is a vital ally to students, artists, and creative professionals.
For today's panel, Danielle Krysa will be joined by Stephanie Vovas (Photography) and Jenny Hart (Contemporary embroidery/drawing)
Danielle Krysa is the artist/curator behind The Jealous Curator, an art blog that celebrates the work of contemporary artists. Along with writing a daily post on her own site, Danielle has also written guest posts for West Elm, Style by Emily Henderson, Etsy, and many other blogs. She is a regular contributor to SFGirlByBay.com, and has written articles for Frankie Magazine, and Anthology Magazine. All of this writing has recently lead to Danielle becoming a published author - in February of 2014 her first book, Creative Block, was released by Chronicle Books. A second book, focused on contemporary collage, will be published in the fall of 2014. Danielle lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Stephanie Vovas is a fine art and editorial photographer. Her favorite thing to do is photograph people. She has won numerous awards including American Photography 29, Prix de la Photographie Paris, and the International Photography Awards. Her work has been published in Treats! Magazine, Playboy, Rooms and PDN. Her photography is held in many private collections and has been exhibited in several solo and group shows. She lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé Tom, and their dog Toadie.
Jenny Hart founded Sublime Stitching in 2001 as a new model for embroidery design and resources. She first began working in hand embroidery in the summer of 2000, creating portraits of the famous and infamous. Recognizing a need to update and expand embroidery design commercially led to the launch of Sublime Stitching a year later. Since then, Jenny has become an internationally recognized fine artist and designer with works appearing in Vogue, Nylon, Lucky, Rolling Stone, The Face, Juxtapoz, The New York Times Magazine and others. She is an award-winning author of seven titles on embroidery for Chronicle Books, and her drawings and works in embroidery have been exhibited and published internationally. In 2012, Hart's embroidered work "La Llorona" became a part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Jenny lives in Los Angeles, California.