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The Starving Artist's Way: Easy Projects for Low-Budget Living

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ISBN13: 9781400051915
ISBN10: 1400051916
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Follow these tenets of the Starving Artists lifestyle to create unique projects that prove that home décor, clothing, gifts, and accessories dont have to be expensive to be spectacular. Whether youre an artist or not—if you are brainstorming creative ways to make your pad look like a work of art, or if you are a crafty type looking for fun and original projects that dont break the bank—The Starving Artists Way has something for you. With a wide variety of easy projects ranging from recipes to furniture, bath products to jewelry, this clever guide is your key to the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget, with more than 100 projects, most created exclusively for this book by New York City native and Starving Artist Nava Lubelski, including:

--At-Home-Absinthe, a version of the heady brew seen in Degass painting The Glass of Absinthe

--“Octopus Project” Fried Rice, inspired by Japanese installation artist Shimabuku

--Magnet Wall, evoking the Bauhaus aesthetic of Walter Gropius

--Pop Art Tomato Table, a stylish nod to the vibe of Andy Warhol

--Dada Photo Frame, in the quirky spirit of collagist Kurt Schwitters

--Magritte Silk-Screened T-Shirts, with images inspired by the Surrealists confounding paintings

With fun and informative sidebars about art movements and the artists (some famous, some just starting out) who make them happen, The Starving Artists Way is an insiders scoop on art history and a do-it-yourself workbook all in one.

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Make it cool, make it cheap, make it yourself! These are the tenets of the Starving Artist lifestyle, as explained by real-life starving artist Nava Lubelski. With 50 projects ranging from recipes and home decor to cosmetics and clothing, this irresistibly inviting book demonstrates the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget.

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Make it yourself....Make it cool....Make it cheap. These are the tenets of the Starving Artist lifestyle, as explained by real-life starving artist Nava Lubelski in The Starving Artist's Way. With projects ranging from recipes and home decor to cosmetics and clothing, this irresistibly inviting book demonstrates the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget. Lubelski puts each of the more than 50 projects into intriguing artistic perspective with the help of informative and fascinating sidebars on the artistic movements and artists that inspired them. From At-Home Absinthe and a Pop Art Tomato Table to a Dada Photo Frame and Magritte Silk-Screened T-Shirts, The Starving Artist's Way is an art history lesson and a real how-to, all in one--sure to appeal to the young, urban, and poor, to aficionados of flea markets, thrift markets, and eBay, and to readers of magazines like Ready-Made and Real Simple.

About the Author

Nava Lubelski is a visual artist whose work has been seen in galleries in the United States and Europe. A child of Starving Artists, she grew up in the SoHo section of Manhattan when it was still an epicenter of bohemian life, and was a longtime resident of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, a neighborhood made famous by artists and hipsters.

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brshort1, January 3, 2009 (view all comments by brshort1)
I loved this book! It gave me so many useful ideas and inspired a lot of new projects for me as well. It really was easy to do all of these projects on a budget and it didn't take a true artist to be able to do them, even I could get them to come out looking amazingly. I would recommend this book to any crafty individual!
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misty deleon, December 4, 2006 (view all comments by misty deleon)
Living in a town with a slim to none artist's community in Louisiana, it is hard to find things to further my knowledge of How-to crafts. I will mention that I work in the library system and had to search to great lengths to order this from a southern Florida library. After reading it, I now have the knowledge to create at home all natural absinthe, peanut curry tasties, and a shelving system made of pipes and pipe accessories!
Now for more room to stack books, zines, and of course those magnificent piles of magazine subscriptions, receipts, and loose change.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400051915
Subtitle:
Easy Projects for Low-Budget Living
Publisher:
Potter Craft
Author:
Lubelski, Nava
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Personal Finance - Budgeting
Subject:
Low budget cookery
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041116
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.92x6.32x.80 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Make it cool, make it cheap, make it yourself! These are the tenets of the Starving Artist lifestyle, as explained by real-life starving artist Nava Lubelski. With 50 projects ranging from recipes and home decor to cosmetics and clothing, this irresistibly inviting book demonstrates the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget.
"Synopsis" by , Make it yourself....Make it cool....Make it cheap. These are the tenets of the Starving Artist lifestyle, as explained by real-life starving artist Nava Lubelski in The Starving Artist's Way. With projects ranging from recipes and home decor to cosmetics and clothing, this irresistibly inviting book demonstrates the best of funky chic and creativity on a budget. Lubelski puts each of the more than 50 projects into intriguing artistic perspective with the help of informative and fascinating sidebars on the artistic movements and artists that inspired them. From At-Home Absinthe and a Pop Art Tomato Table to a Dada Photo Frame and Magritte Silk-Screened T-Shirts, The Starving Artist's Way is an art history lesson and a real how-to, all in one--sure to appeal to the young, urban, and poor, to aficionados of flea markets, thrift markets, and eBay, and to readers of magazines like Ready-Made and Real Simple.
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