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    Art at the Speed of Life: Motivation & Inspiration for Making Mixed-Media Art Every Day (Paperback) By (author) Pam Carriker

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    DescriptionOffering terrific mixed-media art projects, as well as great tips for getting organized and inspired, Art at the Speed of Life is a treasure chest of ideas for the artist whose fiery enthusiasm for creating art goes up in smoke after that frantic pace of a long day. Author and mixed-media artist Pam Carriker will prove to you that art and life can co-exist productively and happily, while making daily creative outlets a reality and not just wishful thinking. Each chapter in Art at the Speed of Life includes both essays and project ideas from a variety of contributors, including Suzi Blu, Lisa Bebi, Christy Hydeck, Paulette Insall, Cate Calacous Prato. It all begins with prepatory advice on how to manage your supplies and physically make space for you to work. This is followed by more than 15 projects that are inspiring, yet easy to complete on even the tightest of schedules and includes fun techniques such as assemblages, image transfers, and collages that are sure to keep you motivated. Plus, a bonus seven-day project journal helps you track your work as you go. Offering a unique combination of realistic time-management tips, inspiring essays, and easy-to-fit-in projects, Art at the Speed of Life will help you realize your dream of making art every day easily and happily.


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  • lots of ideas and inspiration4

    liberal sprinkles This book is filled with ideas, artists' thoughts and inspiration. I like the tips on maximizing the time you have to create art, especially the one on working on multiple backgrounds at the same time. So easy, now why didn't I think of that? Many of the suggestions are, like this one, easily realizable and practical.

    Pam Carriker and her guest artists also share interesting techniques, nothing very new but all well-executed and explained. I did learn new techniques on making papier-mache dress collages and Carriker's quicker toilette papier mache, both of which I can't wait to try.

    I like how Carriker offers an easier and less time-consuming "Speed of Life" project as an alternative to each chapter's Artist Spotlight project, so if you're really strapped for time, you can try an different method to create a similar piece more quickly.

    The instructions for the projects in the book are quite detailed but I feel they are more geared towards the more experienced artists/crafters. The book is also chokeful of information but I sometimes found it a bit overwhemling - there's just so much going on. Maybe I'm doing this too much on the go and not squeezing in enough time to absorb it all. by liberal sprinkles

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