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10 Books Every Artist Must Read

10 Books Every Artist Must Read
I love reading books on art. Not just the kind with pretty pictures, either. But the kind with words. It baffles me how few of my classes during art school actually had required texts. Thankfully I was lucky enough to stumble into the world of art books on my own, and I believe I’m a better artist for it. Here are ten books that I sincerely believe every artist out there should purchase and read—at least once. Art & FearIf you’ve ever started to have thoughts in your head about “am I talented enough?” And there we have it. Do your art a favor and read any of these you haven’t already. Looking for more good books? And now check out my follow up, 10 Books Every Artist Must Read (that have nothing to do with making art).

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8 Contract Provisions Every Freelancer Should Know If you've been freelancing for any amount of time, you've probably heard how important it is to get your client agreements in writing. As a former freelance writer and now lawyer who works with freelancers, I won't tell you otherwise. It's not just that a good contract can protect you if a client relationship goes south – it's that a good contract helps avoid misunderstandings before they start. The very act of putting a contract together forces you and your client to articulate and clarify your expectations up front. That said, some parts of a contract can be more important than others. Or at least they seem to come up more often in disputes.

Mood glasses dial up viewable psychedelia, no drugs required. Details: Bence Agoston forgoes drugs to achieve viewable psychedelia, mind expanding, hallucinatory-like images with his Mood sunglasses. The effect is achieved with six special layered lenses which can rotate around their center point. The lens patterns are based on optical effects such as Moire-effect. When the lenses are rotated relative to each other, vision is changed for the wearer. Individual patterns can be varied with others so that the number of variations – depending on the number of lenses – can be vast.

Kleerup + Lykke Li – Until We Bleed (PatrickReza Dubstep Remix Fans of The Music Ninja know PatrickReza very well. The 19 year old original/remix Dubstep producer from Los Angeles, California has hijacked the top charts of hypem numerous time with his delicately crafted remixes. There are american producers that have gone the full brostep route, and there are others who still remain purist to the genre. PatrickReza is right in the middle and sometimes we don’t even know where he is. It is his eclecticism in dubstep that makes him one of the most exciting upcoming producers. How to Flirt and Make Friends at a Nude Beach The first time Jordan Blum met his fiancée, Felicity Jones, both were naked. But don’t get too excited: Before Jordan met Felicity, he met her mother — also naked. 38-year-old Blum and 26-year-old Jones met at Rock Lodge, the family-oriented nudist co-op in New Jersey that both of their families frequented. Soon thereafter, they founded Young Naturists of America, an organization for twenty- and thirtysomething nudists that, Felicity says, is New York’s greatest untapped resource for sweet, sensitive, respectful men. As long as you’re willing to take your clothes off. Sexed-up dating gimmicks like VH1’s Dating Naked — and its Dutch progenitor Adam Zoekt Eva Aflevering — present nudity as an eroticized setup for unyielding social panic.