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This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level. Brimming with practical advice and inspiration, this book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in making it as a maker.

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Erin Austen Abbott

Erin Austen Abbott, (born in 1976) , grew up in Oxford, Mississippi before moving to Florida in 1985. She lived in the Tampa Bay area until graduation from the University of South Florida. After graduation, Erin moved to Boston to attend the Museum School of Fine Arts and then to Seattle to attend the Photographic Center Northwest. Erin has had gallery shows of her work in Tampa, Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oxford, MS, Water Valley, MS, Berlin, Milan, and Basel. Aside from having work published in many national publications and on blogs, she is also a regular contributor at Design*Sponge. Her second book, Family Field Trip will be out on April 7, 2020. Erin lives in Water Valley, Mississippi with her husband and son.

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