It's Only Painting - Essays on Creativity From A Veteran Artist

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It's Only Painting - Essays on Creativity From A Veteran Artist

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Everyone has an artist inside them. In my newest book I am encouraging you to ignore what people think and get started making art - dig into creativity like the big chocolate cake that it is. 

Full of humor and inspiration, It's Only Painting  is a manifesto of sorts.  In the vein of "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon, "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert and "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield,  I am breaking down inspiration into manegeable chunks and kicking the fear of creating right in the butt. 

Compiled from my lectures to students over 25 years of teaching, these essays on creativity are meant to get you thinking and working.  

Over 100 pages, dozens of color photos.

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What’s Inside:

  • It’s Only Painting

  • The Myth of the Artist or How Hollywood Kills Creativity

  • But I Don’t Wanna or The Procrastination Station

  • Goats and Sacred Gold

  • Hang With Your Gang

  • The School of Life or Why Shopping at Macy’s Means You’re Already An Artist

  • You’re Not Going to Solve Global Warming So You Might As Well Make Art

  • Einstein and Artist Time

  • Don’t Quit Your Day Job

  • Size Doesn’t Matter

  • You Should Make Art Like Barry Bonds Played Baseball

Praise for “It’s Only Painting: Essays on Creativity From A Veteran Artist”

“Tesia brings all the years of her professional life into this book.  She blows up all your excuses in a very loving and funny way.  Just get to making stuff.  It is an easy read, and I mean that in a good way..just pick it up, read a paragraph or two, and be inspired!  Wonderful quotes by a crazy mix of artists, writers, stars, scientists and more. Full of tricks to spark your creativity.  Luscious photographs that will also inspire you.  It’s a great read for all creatives, beginner to the artist that has been in the studio for years.  Sometimes we all need a little nudge and a good laugh.  Tesia’s humor will help you lighten up and make work!” - Patti Brady, artist and author of “Rethinking Acrylic: Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World’s Most Versatile Medium”

Tesia brings all the years of her professional life into this book.  She blows up all your excuses in a very loving and funny way.  Just get to making stuff.  It is an easy read, and I mean that in a good way..just pick it up, read a paragraph or two, and be inspired!  Wonderful quotes by a crazy mix of artists, writers, stars, scientists and more. Full of tricks to spark your creativity.  Luscious photographs that will also inspire you.  It’s a great read for all creatives, beginner to the artist that has been in the studio for years.  Sometimes we all need a little nudge and a good laugh.  Tesia’s humor will help you lighten up and make work! - Nancy Reyner, artist and author of “Create Perfect Paintings