Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes author, teacher, artist, speaker and illustrator Danny Gregory.
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Danny Gregory’s new book on creativity is Shut your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done. Shut Your Monkey is about that pesky voice in your head that prevents you from expressing yourself creatively. It whispers in your ear and derails your career plans, sabotages your work before it’s completed, makes you overreact and misbehave. In the book, Gregory provides insight into the inner workings of one’s inner critic and teaches readers how to put it in its place. Visit his website dannygregory.com for more.
Danny Gregory has written nearly a dozen internationally best-selling books on art and creativity. He is the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool with tens of thousands of students worldwide. He lives in New York City.
His prior book Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are shows aspiring artists at any level how to practice the creating habit in the real world. Danny has shown thousands of people how to ignite their inner artists, embrace their creativity and tell the stories of their lives.
Sketchbook Skool, co-founded by Danny Gregory, is a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling. Taught by the world’s best illustrators, artists and educators, Sketchbook Skool encourages its global community of over 15,000 students to draw and keep a sketchbook regardless of skill level.
His books about the illustrated life include A Kiss Before You Go: An Illustrated Memoir of Love and Loss, An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers, The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be the Artist You Truly Are, and Everyday Matters. He leads several online communities, which inspire and challenge its thousands of members to begin and sustain the creative habit.
Danny spent three decades as one of New York’s leading advertising creative directors and has created award-winning, global campaigns for clients like Chase, JPMorgan, American Express, IBM, Burger King, Ford, Chevron and many others.