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The Art of Mistakes: Unexpected Painting Techniques and the Practice of Creative Thinking

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You can make art and deeply appreciate the Art of Mistakes.

When it comes to mistakes, we're all experts. Really. Yet fear of making mistakes often holds us back from trying new things. Inside, you will discover how our mistakes can be powerful opportunities for new ideas that we could never think up deliberately.

Whether you are a seasoned artist, or just getting started, l
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 12th 2014 by North Light Books (first published October 2nd 2014)
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Chris
Very good thoughts about creativity and the importance of playing and feeling free to make mistakes to the creative process. The section of art projects to help develop techniques for creative artistic play and experimentation felt like the weakest part of the book to me - I think the section could've been better integrated so its purpose was much more clear. That bit notwithstanding, this is one I'll pick up used so I can reread and highlight all the quotes I jotted down during my first read. ...more
Erika
Feb 23, 2015 Erika rated it it was amazing
I’m a pathetically bad artist, and even though I’ve always wanted to take a painting class, I’ve been too embarrassed to even look into it. Knowing that, a friend of mine gave me this book. It’s a wonderful, completely unique piece of work. Part self-help, part art lesson, part coffee table book and part autobiography, “The Art of Mistakes” should be required reading for anyone who has ever tried, and failed, to create anything. I especially liked the section that provided illustrated, ...more
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Apr 27, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
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This is a great book. I sort of wish it had more techniques, since the ones given were so interesting, but the message was the main purpose and it was also good.I'd recommend this to any artist, especially self-taught ones.
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Really inspirational, though I didn't try any of the exercises.
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Advice to artists to use mistakes as opportunities .
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