Web clip: Q&A on how to be a full-time artist

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Brooklyn artists, starve no more! New book tells you how to make a paycheck

(Brokelyn 7/31) Struggling artists take note: Learn to count, study up on copyright law, and find any place you can to put your art, even if it’s your local bank. That’s what Jackie Battenfield says to all the bearded bookstore cashiers dreaming of a life doing only what they love. In fact, Battenfield, no

Battenfield in her studio.

slouch in the art world herself, says a lot more in her new book The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. A 340-page manifesto of sorts, this book could become the new life bible for all the struggling c

reative types in Brooklyn—and everywhere for that matter.

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