Art At The Speed Of Life eBook: 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, now also an easy-to-download eBook, 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, the new and easy-to-download Art at the Speed of Life eBook 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, the Art at the Speed of Life eBook will help you realize your dream of making art every day easily and happily.

Table of Contents
Introduction: Living the Artful Life

Chapter 1 I Want to Be an Artist When I Grow Up!
The Multiple-Projects Rule
Staying Young at Art- Suzi Blu
Inspiration at Every Turn- Julie Bergmann
Artist Spotlight Project: Redefining the Blank Canvas- Christy Hydeck
Becoming an Artist as a Second Career- Jodi Ohl
A Change of Art
Speed of Life Project: Creating Multiple Backgrounds
Journal Project: Ten-Minute Journal
Seven-Day Journal, Day 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2 So Many Supplies, So Little Time
Pyramid Scheming
Keeping Art Affordable
Artist Attention Diversion Disorder- Cate Coulacos Prato
Living Artfully- Suzan Buckner
Artist Spotlight Project: Heartfelt Collage- Brandie Butcher-Isley
Reining in the Stash- Alisha Fredrickson, Glenda Bailey
Speed of Life Project: Vintage-Look Photo Collage
Seven-Day Journal, Day 2: Image Transfer

Chapter 3 Creating Cyber-Space and Setting Limits
Go Skinny on That Latté
Good Things Come in Small Packages
The Joy of Blogging- Dawn Edmonson
Improve Your Blog with Drive-by Posting
Embrace Online Possibilities- Gail Schmidt
Artist Spotlight Project: Papier-Mâché Dresses Collage- Sue Pelletier
Be an A+ Student in Online Workshops- Paulette Insall
Speed of Life Project: Toilette Papier-Mâché
Seven-Day Journal, Day 3: Adding Texture

Chapter 4 Art Therapy
Art Attack
Blocked? Read a Blog!- Laurie Blau-Marshall
Artist Spotlight Project: Encaustic Encounter Collage- Glenda Bailey
Deadline Dilemma: What Gives?- Nancy Lefko
Art and Healing- Christy Hydeck
Speed of Life Project: None of Your Beeswax Collage
Seven-Day Journal, Day 4: Resist Techniques

Chapter 5 The Working Artist
Bringing Home the Bacon and Frying It Up in a Pan
Make a Playdate (with Yourself)
I’m Not Giving Up My Day Job (Yet)- Jodi Ohl
Artist Spotlight Project: Assembling Art- Seth Apter
From the Desk of Sharon Tomlinson- Sharon Tomlinson
Speed of Life Project: Assembled Anthology
Seven-Day Journal, Day 5: Stamp and Mask

Chapter 6 Art on the Go
Marry Me, Fly for Free! (Some Restrictions Apply)
The Essential Five: An Artist’s Survival Kit
Live Big- Suzi Blu
Artist Spotlight Project: The Carefree Paint-Over Technique- Lisa Bebi
A Creative Journey- Lisa Kettell
Picture This: Adding Photographic Elements- Seth Apter
Speed of Life Project: The Paint-Under Technique
Seven-Day Journal, Day 6: Your Two Cents

Chapter 7 Reclaim Your Creative Time
Your Life as Art
Building Blocks
Artist Spotlight Project: Contemporary Expressionist Portraits- Paulette Insall
Speed of Life Project: Pastel Self-Portrait
Seven-Day Journal, Day 7: Adding You to the Mix
Declaration of Reclamation
Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

About the Contributors
Recommended Reading
Additional Art Credits
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.

SKU: 11Z001

Author/Speaker/Editor: Pam Carriker

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596684911