Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit WingsPaperback
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- Publisher: NORTH LIGHT BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 198mm x 244mm x 10mm | 358g
- Publication date: 26 September 2008
- Publication City/Country: Ohio
- ISBN 10: 160061082X
- ISBN 13: 9781600610820
- Illustrations note: 250 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 11,275
Stretch Your Wings, Learn to Soar, Take Flight In Taking Flight, you'll find overflowing inspiration--complete with a kindred spirit in author and mixed-media artist Kelly Rae Roberts. Join her on a fearless journey into the heart of creativity as you test your wings and learn to find the sacred in the ordinary, honor your memories, speak your truth and wrap yourself in the arms of community. Along the way you'll be inspired by: * Step-by-step techniques--learn the most-loved mixed-media methods of the author and seven talented contributing artists, and combine them in fresh and unexpected ways. * Thought-provoking prompts and quotes--along with encouraging stories, insights and gentle guidance for finding your bliss, whatever your art or craft. * Plenty of eye-candy--pages and pages of the author's endearing artwork, along with the varied works of the contributors. Of course, learning to fly isn't entirely a step-by-step process--sooner or later, you just need to take a deep breath and spread your wings. With Taking Flight as your guide, there's no doubt that when you do, your creativity will soar.
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Kelly Rae Roberts is a mixed-media artist who has developed quite a following. She recently had her work featured at the prestigious "Celebration of Craftswomen Art Festival" in San Francisco, at numerous gallery shows in California and beyond. Visit her at www.kellyraeroberts.com.
By liberal sprinkles 09 Oct 2011
This is a lot more self-help than instructional. If your creative self needs a bit of push or inspiration, Taking Flight would be a great book for you. Kelly Rae Roberts shares her thoughts and feelings, describes how she overcame her fears and struggles to embrace a creative life. Her writing is very personal, touching and warm and is well complemented by her interviews of other artists - more inspiration for seeking the "sacred" for an unordinary life.
The words are inspiring and the techniques featured very well-illustrated though not new or unusual. Roberts incorporates the works of the guest artists featured very well by using some of their ideas and techniques in the projects. Among the more interesting I found are the use of gold leaf, and of polymer clay to create embellishments and forms for artworks.
Overall, a soaring flight for inspiration but not a spectacular take-off if you're looking for directions on actually making art.