Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day

Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day

Need high-energy inspiration when your life gets crazy and your art keeps getting pushed to the back burner? Offering terrific mixed-media art projects, as well as tips for getting organized and inspired, Art at the Speed of Life is a treasure chest of ideas for the artist whose creative goals sometimes get stymied by the frantic pace of modern life. Author and mixed-media Need high-energy inspiration when your life gets crazy and your art keeps getting pushed to the back burner? Offering ter...

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Title:Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day
Author:Pam Carriker
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Genres:Art
ISBN:1596682612
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day Reviews

  • Chris
    Sep 20, 2015
    The best thing about this book is all the detailed information about making layered backgrounds for mixed media. Unfortunately, it also made me realize that I am probably not patient enough to make those sorts of backgrounds. Oh well. I started to skim about halfway through when I foun...
  • Kim
    Jul 05, 2012
    Love this book - the way it's structured, the visuals, the idea sparklers - and I love that it's brought me to Carriker's blog, too, which is an extension of the book. So much to explore and discover!! ...
  • Josh
    May 05, 2011
    I didn't care for it.... I thought it might help me to understand mixed-media & found art stuff, but it just reinforced my dislike for it. the writing wasn't very good & I can't think of anything I would call "redeeming" in it... ...
  • Deborah
    Dec 04, 2012
    I love all the pictures and projects. I was very anxious to try the ten-minute journal. I am not familiar with watercolor paper, and I didn't know which weight of paper to buy and the book suggest a weight(s). I purchased what I thought was a thinner/lighter weight. When I went to fold...
  • Linda
    Mar 02, 2011
    Absolutley fabulous, love it, great projects great reading!! so glad I bought it. If you love mixed media then this book is one to add to your shelves. I couldn't put it down when it first arrived. ...
  • Relyn
    Aug 28, 2011
    This was a beautiful book and quite helpful if you are wanting to begin altered art and similar. ...
  • Rikelle
    Mar 20, 2011
    Great book. Can't wait to try some of the projects. Filled with lots of eye and soul candy. ...
  • Charlou
    May 07, 2011
    "It is your excitement about materials, colors, and textures, your enthusiasm when you see work you like and ooh, you want to run home and do it, too. This makes you an artist." Suzi Blu I'm not, and I do not want to be, a mixed-media collage artist, but I found the artists stories...
  • Cara
    Mar 18, 2011
    Birthday present! This is my current eye/brain/idea candy. I <3 this book. It makes me want to make art messes all the time, and it makes me feel like I'd totally be awesome at it. It's also trying to make me feel like I can (as in, have time) and actually do it, but it hasn't quite...
  • Karen Schlosberg
    Sep 09, 2013
    Very inspiring but a little short on instructions. more like an outline for a more detailed project how-to. ...
  • Natashya KitchenPuppies
    Jan 26, 2012
    I picked up this book as I was inspired by the substrates or backgrounds that the author creates. There are different ideas from different artists and several step by step projects. I don't know that people would necessarily have the ingredients for each project but there is much to be...
  • Gina
    Oct 22, 2013
    The best part of this was the little mini-journals. There are some good tips and ideas but a lot of the art inside didn't send me experimenting or trying out, as so many mixed-media books don't. ...
  • Hannah Jane
    Sep 23, 2011
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  • Linda
    Dec 28, 2014
    I enjoyed the book, but I felt that it needed something more... more instructions, more pictures, and more projects. I did like the ones she included, and I can't wait to try them out. ...
  • Andrea Paterson
    Oct 28, 2011
    I was expecting in depth articles but got a whole book of one page, overly simplistic snippets that I didn't find very useful. The book is beautifully illustrated with contributor art projects, so there is some inspiration to be found there. However, all of the artists create such simi...
  • Cheryl
    Dec 24, 2013
    This is the best "how to" book on art Journaling I've found so far. I'm trying each lesson and posting the results on my blog. paintonmywalls.blogspot.com ...
  • Tena
    Jul 06, 2011
    The stories are fun to read and inspirational; however, most of these artists have told their story in several books that are on the market right now as well. Not a whole lot of different, but still interesting. ...
  • liberal sprinkles
    Nov 20, 2011
    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,...
  • Kaye Dewar
    Sep 24, 2013
    Great book for all mixed media artist! ...
  • Megan
    Feb 14, 2018
    This is a fantastic book for anyone who is new to mixed media or art journaling. It is packed with projects, and well as various techniques and art inspiration from various artists. ...
  • Sheila
    Dec 07, 2017
    A nudge for those of us who like making art but get stuck. ...
  • Julia
    May 08, 2012
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  • Heather
    Jan 24, 2015
    Creative and inspiring! ...
  • Palma
    Jul 27, 2012
    I would never have bought this book because I suspected that it would be like the rest of the 'mixed media' art books that mostly feature and showcase work rather that teach anything. It was gifted to me. It has a few instructions and tips but nothing that you wouldn't already find on ...
  • Erin
    Sep 01, 2012
    This book starts out with a great premise, and very inspirational words from the author and various artists. I like the handmade journal project that continues through the book, and I liked many of the projects included in the book. However, I found the instructions and photographs to ...
  • Cheryl Robertson
    Sep 03, 2012
    I really enjoyed this book it was full of inspiration for the making of mixed-media art and really easy to undertsand and follow instructions ...
  • Nancy Noyes-ward
    Feb 21, 2015
    I loved this book, so much so, it is now in my studio collection. It has been a great addition, our daughter took it up on a whim and created a award-winning piece for the fair. There are so many inspiring ideas. You won't be sorry to read, or like us, own this book! ...
  • Lee Helbert
    Mar 07, 2015
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  • Katie
    Feb 23, 2019
    This is a re-read for me and it's just as inspiring now as it was the first time I read it years ago. This book always seems to come back into my life when I need a creative butt-kick. Filled with inspiring stories from other artists, and words of encouragement this book really is a cr...
  • Kate545
    Jan 18, 2012
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