Ideas And Inspirations

Author: Gwen Marston
ISBN: 0615245811
Size: 11,61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 141

This is a book for grownup quilters. It's a book for the many accomplished quilters who are not looking for yet another project book with pages of detailed elementary instructions on how to make someone else's quilt. Rather, it's intended for quilters who are seeking ideas and inspiration for their own work. In my quilt related travels, I've had the pleasure of meeting many such veteran quilters. This book was also developed to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of my Beaver Island Quilt Retreats (BIQR). Quilters who come to these retreats come with the expectation that they will be provided with an abundance of ideas which will help them design their own original work. The new works in this book were made specifically to provide ideas and inspiration to support the 2008 BIQR theme of making abstract quilts in solids.

Living The Creative Life

Author: Rice Freeman-Zachery
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 160061213X
Size: 11,89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 511

How DO they do it? If you could ask your favorite artist or crafter only one question, chances are you'd ask about creativity: Where do your ideas come from? How did you get started? What are your tricks for overcoming blocks? In Living the Creative Life, author Ricë Freeman-Zachery has compiled answers to these questions and more from 15 successful artists in a variety of mediums—from assemblage to fiber arts, beading to mixed-media collage. Creativity is different for everyone, and these artists share their insights on the muse (if you believe in her), keeping a sketchbook (or not), and prioritizing your art, whether you aspire to create solely for your own pleasure or to become a full-time artist. • Try your hand at creative jumpstarts straight from the pros. • Glimpse the artists' innermost thoughts and works in progress as you peruse pages from their journals and notebooks. • Share textile artist Sas Colby's triumph over creative block during an exotic art retreat. • Learn how internationally acclaimed artist James Michael Starr uses experience from his former "day job" to fuel his creation today. • Explore the work of Michael deMeng, Claudine Hellmuth, Melissa Zink and the other artists right alongside their insights. No crafter or artist should live the creative life without Living the Creative Life! The inspiration is contagious.

Ideas Inspirations For Art Journals Sketchbooks

Author: Suzanne McNeill
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 1607650932
Size: 19,21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 279

If you have been thinking of creating an art journal --or if you've already started one--you'll find valuable inspiration here. Packed with creative ideas and encouraging words, this book will get you going with inspiring examples, helpful information, and meaningful techniques. Artist and author Suzanne McNeill reveals everything you need to know to become an accomplished sketch journalist. She shares insightful tips on choosing a subject, sketching from life, layouts, lettering, covers and much more.

Accents On Accessories

Author: Southern Accents Press
ISBN: 9780848714529
Size: 18,42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Filled with inspiring photographs, practical ideas and well seasoned advice. Designed to help the reader display their collections of memorabilia and accessories in their own individual style.

Vibrant Words

Author: Erica Goss
ISBN: 9780989667630
Size: 16,21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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I started writing poetry as a child. Back then, I had so many ideas that it seemed impossible to get them all on the page. All I had to do at that young age was look around me: my family, friends, and the back yard were enough to get me writing. As I grew older, I discovered the world of poetry prompts. I was charmed and fascinated to learn that poets used various tips and tricks. I was surprised that some people looked down on these prompts, as if poems should Some poems do arrive, almost complete, seemingly out of thin air. However, as most writers inevitably learn, waiting for inspiration is mostly just waiting. Poems can and should be actively sought, captured, and written down. The ideas in this book are tried and true. I use them all, often. I enjoy collecting writing exercises that work for me and sharing them with friends and fellow poets. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike, but all are equally valuable.

Living Artfully

Author: Sandra Magsamen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298640
Size: 13,88 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 599

Many people today are looking outside themselves for well-being and happiness when what they're searching for has been inside them all along." -- Sandra Magsamen Living artfully is expressing who you are through the moments that you create. Living Artfully reminds us to explore and experience life with more heart, meaning, purpose, and joy. It asks us to imagine, to dream big, to believe in ourselves, to celebrate the people in our lives, make each day count, dance when the spirit moves us, laugh out loud, and let our voices be heard. In this beautiful, life-changing book, acclaimed artist and entrepreneur Sandra Magsamen will transform everything you think you know about art, creativity, and personal fulfillment. And she'll show you that you've already got just what you need in your own two hands to create the life of joy and beauty that you want -- for yourself and others. Living Artfully puts you in direct touch with your own imagination, where the only rule is there are no rules. Warm, encouraging, always good-humored, it is full of inspiring stories about people who pursue their own creative impulses and are rewarded with unexpected and delightful results. By following the ten principles of Living Artfully -- Magsamen's own dynamic process of creative thinking and being -- you will embark on an exciting personal journey of self-discovery. You'll learn how to connect with everyone in your life in inventive new ways, through everyday things, caring gestures, meaningful moments, and simple gifts that really make a difference. You'll also discover how, where, and when you can use your own creative language -- the images, words, sounds, foods, or crafts through which you most easily express yourself. To Sandra Magsamen, Living Artfully is connection. It's the ultimate form of communication. It's recognizing and embracing your own powerful, creative abilities. And the first step on the journey to Living Artfully is to rediscover the gifts of imagination, curiosity, and playfulness -- gifts that you already possess. Each chapter presents a wealth of practical and fun ideas that you can tailor to suit your own circumstances and preferences and that will jump-start your imagination and free dormant or forgotten talents. By giving yourself permission to be yourself, you'll embark on a personal renaissance, connecting with your inherent sense of fun and optimism and discovering that even simple tasks of everyday life can become perfect, natural outlets for your newfound creativity. Filled with Sandra's stunning, four-color, signature artwork, Living Artfully is not a how-to book but a why-to -- uplifting, motivational, and fun. It is also a guide into a new cultural movement in which people choose to live with a creative purpose, celebrating the people, places, and moments that make life truly meaningful.

Sophisticated Surfaces

Author: Karen Aude
Editor: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781564968739
Size: 15,37 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 615

Home is more than a simple shelter; home is a sanctuary. Sophisticated Surfaces illustrates how to enhance simple shelters by applying paint imaginatively to create aesthetically pleasing home environments. Rooted in traditions that date to the Italian Renaissance in 17th-century Europe, decorative artists use contemporary tools and materials to interpret age-old techniques-marbleizing, graining, and glazing furniture, walls, and ceilings. Inspired by early masters, these same artists go on to create new finishes-cracked linens and textured wall surfaces among them.

Tiny Tattoos

Author: Weldon Owen
Editor: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781681885322
Size: 12,92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 744

A lookbook and design resource featuring over a thousand of tattoo designs by world-renowned artists, many never before seen in print. Includes the meanings and symbolism behind every design. Find inspiration with this go-to guide to choosing, designing, getting, and caring for tattoos. This book features thousands of designs for on-trend tiny tattoos, including ideas for placement, meanings of each tattoo, and ideas for designing something unique and meaningful if that's your desire. It also contains detailed information on choosing a tattoo and an artist, caring for tattoos, and fascinating insights into tattoo culture. Plus everything you need to know about long-lasting temporary tattoos, as well as a range of traditional and innovative choices for permanent ink, and how to make sure that will last a lifetime.

Henning S Story From 1979 To 1999

Author: Nicholas R. W. Henning
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517245931
Size: 16,72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 102

Henning's Story is vivid, broad-ranged, and thought-provoking. It traces Nicholas Henning's life from 1979, the year of his birth, to 1999. It captures each year with personal memories and detailed recollections of prominent historical events and popular films, and it shows their relevance to Henning's life and writing. A key interest of Henning's is storytelling informed by ideas and inspirations derived from his surroundings. So each recollection and researched reference captures an actual moment in time. Henning's detailed personal accounts display the triggers and acknowledge the events and people who acted as contributors to his imagination. The result for the reader is a wealth of diversely influenced, modern, candid writing.

Splash 3

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
ISBN: 9780891349648
Size: 17,96 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 320

The third big, bold Splash volume, featuring the work of more than 100 North American watercolorists. This new installment in the Splash series focuses on the artists' own accounts of the ideas and inspirations behind their art.