"With clear writing and hard-won wisdom, Merideth Hite Estevez is the guide we need for a sustainable creative life. She knows the curves, pitfalls, and quiet gifts of the artist's path. This book is both a personalized toolbox and a well of deep universal insight for any artist feeling stuck, discouraged, or in need of fresh hope in their work."
The Artist's Joy
A Guide to Getting Unstuck, Embracing Imperfection, and Loving Your Creative Life
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The ultimate guide for creatives of all disciplines and levels to discover a sustainable, joyful artistic practice.
Whether you are a dabbler, a career creative, or a long-time self-proclaimed "tortured artist," Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez is here to help. As a professional oboist, teacher, creative coach, graduate of The Juilliard School, and beloved host of the podcast Artists for Joy, Dr. Estevez knows the world of creatives and what they truly need to cultivate a life-giving practice. The Artist's Joy offers not only tools for the journey but a deeper understanding of the ways the miracle of creativity works in our lives.
Dr. Estevez guides artists at all levels and in all disciplines to build a creative life that resonates deeply with their core values, and to cultivate an artistic practice that is joyful and sustainable. She shares her discoveries and insightful coaching exercises that stem from the belief that when we are connected to what resonates deeply within us, the "tortured artist" trope simply doesn't hold. By looking at creative work through a new lens, she provides us a means to begin--or to begin again--in sustaining ways.
Complete with self-coaching questions, a group discussion guide, and a companion playlist with tracks for musical meditation and creative engagement, this is your guide for life as an artist that will resonate long after the last note.