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