“Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative”

By Danielle Krysa

Rating: 4 out of 5.


What this book explains is that basically every artist’s inner critic should.. shut up.

Danielle Krysa offers to every creative that comes across her book ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt and fear in their artistic path.

Points To Consider In Your Artistic Path

Every chapter of “Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk” examines central moments present in the path to success, such as fear of an empty page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others, and explains what to do when we’re stuck or struggling. Full of a LOT of anecdotes, thoughts from other creative minds, and practical exercises directly taken by Danielle Krysa’s personal career, this book provides readers with the most essential tools for their career: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work!

Also, let’s not forget the beautiful illustrations created by Martha Rich!

“We all get blocked. We are all plagued by an inner critic. And no one is immune to the creativity-halting effects of negative criticism.”


Danielle Krysa

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Danielle Krysa began her career as a painter, but her love for graphic design quickly changed her interest from painting to mixed media (specifically collages filled with narratives, negative space, and pop cultural references.) She’s also is the writer behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator, and the author of Creative Block, Collage and Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk. (Of course.) Danielle lives and works in British Columbia, Canada.

Danielle has been making work for years, but she’s been focused on her current body of work since late 2015. Using found images, bright blooms/swashes of paint, and long funny titles, she is truly embracing her lifelong love of story telling. 

“Do what you love, and the money will come. And if it doesn’t, you won’t care, because you’ll be happy.”

Danielle Krysa

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