This week we talk with Elizabeth Hyde Stevens author of the book Make Art Make Money - Lessons from Jim Henson on fuelling hour creative career. I found the book very interesting because it follows the career of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, and his ability to ride the line between art and commerce. The ability to sell products without compromising the art.
Liz and I talk about Jim Henson, how she wrote her book, the importance of money to keep art going and what her next projects are.
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** Links for this episode **
Make Art Make Money - http://elizabethhydestevens.com/make-art-make-money/
The Art Of Money Getting - http://www.audible.com/pd/Business/The-Art-of-Money-Getting-Audiobook/B002V1JG06
Jim Henson - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson
Andy Goldworth - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Goldsworthy
Wilson’s Coffee Commercials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxLyuw5bdyk
Capital I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc1RfFYxZ2I
Cookie Monster Fruit - http://www.mjrcg.com/blog/2014/07/oppy-and-the-cookie-monster-want-kids-to-eat-brighter/
Lady Bug’s Picnic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX9J7WcYtxI
Pointer Sisters - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pointer_Sisters
Bud Luckey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Luckey
George Lucas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lucas
Star Wars - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars
Jorge Gutierrez - TheSparkAndTheArt.com/26
Mary Robinetter Kowal - http://maryrobinettekowal.com/
The War Of Art - http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/
Legend Of Bagger Vance - http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-legend-of-bagger-vance/
Shigiru Miyamoto - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Miyamoto
The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg - http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/
Ira Glass 'Nobody Tells This To Beginners' - http://zenpencils.com/comic/90-ira-glass-advice-for-beginners/
Muppet Show Pitch Reel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KorhvVQRUM
Raffi - http://www.raffinews.com/