Art At The Speed Of Life Motivation and Inspiration For Making Mixed-Media Art Every Day

Does making art keep getting pushed to the back burner? Pam Carriker's Art at the Speed of Life is just what you need to jump-start your passion for creating and bring art back into your everyday life.

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Offering 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.

Table of Conents

: Living the Artful Life

Chapter 1:
I Want to Be an Artist When I Grow Up!
Chapter 2: So Many Supplies, So Little Time
Chapter 3: Creating Cyber-Space and Setting Limits
Chapter 4: Art Therapy
Chapter 5: The Working Artist
Chapter 6: Art on the Go
Chapter 7: Reclaim Your Creative Time
About the Contributions
Recommended Reading
Additional Art Credits

Table of Contents

About the Author

Pam Carriker has created art with a variety of media over more than 20 years. She has served on several design teams, and has been featured in magazines including Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, The Stamper's Sampler, Art Journaling, and Somerset Apprentice. She currently teaches a successful online workshop series through Creative Workshops and Crescendoh Creative Lab.

“Exciting mixed-media projects and sage advice on how we readers can find ways to artistically make it happen for us every single day. By the end of the book, you are left with a completed art journal where you have learned numerous techniques in a voice and style that is uniquely yours.” – Jenny Doh, Crescendoh
“I’m in love with this book...everything about it.” – Lesley Riley, host, Art & Soul Radio
“Love the book and I think you will too!” – Mark Lipinski, former Executive Editor of Quilter's Home magazine
“Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for some creative inspiration and motivation!” – Paint.Draw.Blend, the Pan Pastel blog
“ This book is a beauty from cover to cover -- that is what first struck me as I leafed through it.   The art-filled pages drip with gorgeous color, interesting textures, striking imagery, and provide an appealing array of projects for various mediums.   Pam is a master artist as well as an excellent teacher to boot.”  – Susan Tuttle Blog
“All of this great motivation and helpful instruction is in a beautiful, inspirational package that any level of artist is bound to appreciate.” –
 "Pam’s book makes me want to rush out and begin creating.  That’s always a good indication of whether or not I am inspired by a book!   I highly recommend it." – Violet's Creative Juice,  Blog

SKU: 10AA02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Pam Carriker

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596682610

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Customer Reviews

Awesome Kickstarter Review by Janice

I haven't made any art in over a decade and this book starts you off slowly and the 2 authors will make you laugh. I didn't give it 5 because I am just starting out but I'm sure it will garner a 5!

(Posted on 3/7/14)

Art At The Speed Of Life Review by Rosemary Shimp

Fabulous! Great ideas techniques, tidbits. I purchased at the Chicago CREATE Conference and keep picking it up to read a little bit each day. Love the 10 day journal incorporated throughout the book.

(Posted on 8/30/12)

Art at the speed of Life Review by Jennie Wallick

This is a terrific book. There are so many different techniques that really pertain to so many art projects. It's not a book that gives you a particular art piece to do. But, the techniques are so well explained and lead you to try them and add on to them for a different look.

(Posted on 8/17/12)