Book Tour Goes Into the Rockies this Weekend

The studio tour for I’d Rather Be in the Studio! heads into the mountains to lovely Carbondale, Colorado on Sunday, October 12. I’ll be saying a few words, answering questions from artists, and signing books at the studio of Ellen Woods. Drop in or email me if you need directions.

Next up: Santa Fe and Albuquerque on November 12-13.

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On a post awhile back, I listed some of my favorite nonfiction books about art and solicited others. Good to know you all are reading. Because of your suggestions, my bookshelf overfloweth. And I am afraid I’m now reading three books at once. What’s that they say about focus?

Here’s what’s on my shelf:

Barbara Ann Kipfer, Consider This: Questions That Make You Think. Who recommended this to me? It was about a month ago.

Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini, Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. Heard interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

Malcolm Goldstein, Landscape with Figures: A History of Art Dealing in the United States. Recommended by Edward Winkleman.

Musa Mayer, Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston. Recommended by Christine DeCamp.

Jeannette Walls,

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Some of my favorite non-fiction book recommendations for continuing your art education

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Search Inside my book

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Artist book recommendation: Painting from the Source

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Passionate recommendation of book

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Two books: one good, one not so much

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Bottoms up!

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Jennifer Hofmann Wants to Know . . .

In today’s stop on the I’d Rather Be in the Studio! blog tour, Jennifer Hofmann asks me about my systems for staying in touch with contacts and keeping up with the details of running a business.

Jennifer is the owner of Inspired Home Office and is hosting me on her blog, My Organized Business. All you disorganized types should head on over and read the details. The rest of you should visit because you need some new ideas for being organized or just want to win a free copy of my book!

Jennifer’s post is no longer available so see below for what I had to say.

Jennifer, thanks so much for inviting me to your blog! I just love what you do.

As we’ve been preparing to feature you on my blog, I’ve been consistently impressed

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Rachelle Disbennett-Lee Wants to Know . . .

Welcome to the sixth stop on the I’d Rather Be in the Studio! official blog tour.

Today, Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee of 365 Days of Coaching asks me how the information in IRBITS might translate to non-artists.

Also, because she IS the Action Coach, Rachelle wants to know what my favorite action is in the book.

Rachelle’s post is no longer available so see our interview below.

When I read I’d Rather Be in the Studio! I find so many things that translate to anyone that wants to grow their business. Does a person have to be an artist to benefit from the book? I mean we could actually call this I’d Rather Be in My Office for all of us that are working from our homes and don’t want to go out and market?

Rachelle, you’re right! This

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