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A Beautiful Anarchy

David Duchemin

A Beautiful Anarchy

When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created

$15.99$29.99
SKU: 1099


184 pages | Soft Cover, 5 x 8 in.

ISBN: 9781681982342

December 2016

Print and eBook Bundle: $29.99
Print Book: $19.95
eBook: $15.99

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    Product Description

    A Beautiful Anarchy is a vulnerable, honest, and insightful book about the human longing to create, whether you’re creating a family, a business, a book, or a photograph. Your greatest creation can be an intentional life lived on your own terms. What is our life but a chance to make the greatest art of all?

    If you already identify as a creative person, this book is an invitation to more intentionally explore your creative process. If you’ve ever said, “But I’m not really creative,” it’s a call to exhume a part of yourself that desperately needs to get out and breathe.

    This is an honest discussion about creativity and the obstacles that stand in your way on that journey. It’s an invitation to consider the creative in all of us, and to recognize that your best work will always be done when you colour outside the lines and listen first to your own voice. Truly exceptional, authentic lives have never belonged to the talented or the fearless, but to those who find the courage to do their work, and to be themselves.

    A Beautiful Anarchy is raw energy bundled up in a book, and opening its cover is like lighting a fuse. This isn’t an ordinary book. Its message is challenging and liberating at the same time. What I like best is that David’s words are grounded in a life that is well lived. Reading it is like gaining access to the mentor and friend I always wished I had. Read this book if you want to make more meaningful photographs and live a more complete life.”

    ~ Chris Orwig, Author of The Creative Fight

    “Every once in a while a book comes along that isn’t just informative and interesting but actually opens up possibility where before there was none. A Beautiful Anarchy by David duChemin is that book. This candid manifesto for the creative goes beyond philosophy and invites the reader to reconsider how they relate with what they fear and to systematically reinvent that relationship in order to create a remarkable life. Highly recommended.”

    ~ Dane Sanders, Author of Fast Track Photographer

    “David duChemin’s A Beautiful Anarchy is more than a book. It’s a call to be truly alive! The powerful stories and principles shared will teach you how to create personal freedom, make your mark, and live with passion. Read this book and do something brilliant with your life!”

    ~ Richie Norton, Author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid

  • Table of Contents
    • A Beautiful Anarchy
    • Life Is Short
    • Ex Nihilo
    • The Artists Journey
    • An Act of Creativity
    • This Might Not Work
    • Choosing Your Risk
    • Living Above the 45
    • Pretending to Be Brave
    • Listening to Voices
    • Inspiration
    • Incubation
    • Begin
    • Embracing the Constraints
    • Process Vs. Product
    • More Bad Ideas
    • The Starving Artist
    • The Art of Exclusion
    • Waiting for the Knock
    • Know Your Rhythm
    • The Myth of Originality
    • Ruts & Grooves
    • Winning at Yoga
    • Art As Gift
    • Now
    • Toward Mastery
    • I Will
    • Ripples
    • About the Author

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