What does it mean to be an artist and who gets to call themselves one?
In this intriguing blend of research and self-reflection, artist and creative business coach Megan Auman unpacks the myths and legends surrounding the idea of artist and dives into the history behind prevailing art world boundaries.
Drawing on her own experience as an artist - and as the daughter of an artist - and backed by explorations into the dogma that still colors many people's perceptions, Auman encourages readers to break free from tired art world definitions and gives every person who calls themselves a creative, a maker, a designer, or a crafter permission to be an artist.
The book dives deep into the history of art world divisions while weaving in reflections and stories that any artist - or anyone who's struggled to call themselves an artist - can relate to!
The title says it all! Finally give yourself permission to become the artist you have dreamed of being. Megan writes from the heart and actual life experience as well as referencing studies.
Great addition to an artist's library and a reread to boost your slelf belief.
Excellent reflection on the different qualifiers we place on creative work to create a hierarchy that benefits certain creators over others. Examining how and why we create these gates, Aumen gives you permission to see your own art and others’ with a more generous eye, celebrating a life lived with curiosity and openness to all forms of expression.