Mixed-Media Self-Portraits eBook: Inspiration & Techniques

The first mixed-media book to focus on the exploration of creative self portraits is now in a convenient eBook!, Mixed-Media Self-Portraits features a range of artists, each offering tons of inspiration.

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The first mixed-media book to focus on the exploration of creative self portraits is now in a convenient eBook!

Mixed-Media Self-Portraits features a range of artists who offer tons of inspiration including: introspective essays; fast, easy, and enjoyable exercises; and a variety of artist's perspectives and artwork representing different styles.

Filled to the brim with a wealth of inspiration, Cate Coulacos Prato has complied creative prompts, techniques and compelling artwork, and an artistic guide to representing the self creatively in mixed-media. Discover a range from art quilts and assemblage to art dolls and collage. Makes of all skill levels and media—collage, mixed media, art quilt, paper craft, and book arts, will enjoy the focus on this very popular art form. With a wealth of mixed-media inspiration, the Mixed-Media Self-Portraits eBook is a must for every collection.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: It's All About You: The Importance of the Artist's Self-Portrait The History of Self Portraits
They Said It Themselves
Art Therapy
Therapeutic Self-Portraits- Linda Edkins Wyatt
I Grew Up in Bluebeard's Castle- Juliana Coles
Feel the Pain
Reflections on a Self-Portrait- Cheryl Prater
My Body, Not Myself- Loretta Benedetto Marvel
Aging Gracefully- Allison Stilwell
Self-Portrait, 2007- Tracy Stilwell

Chapter 2: Know Thyself: Taking the First Step Toward a Self-Portrait Warm-Ups
Self-Portrait Exercises
Mirror, Mirror- Kelli Perkins
Digital Self-Portraits- Kimberly Montagnese
Focus on the Eyes- Carol Kemp
Getting Started
Jump-Starting Your Work- Katie Kendrick
Where Do Those Ideas Come From?- Yvonne Porcella
Working Through It
Self-Portrait Sketchbook Meanderings- Donna Anderson

Chapter 3: Reveal Yourself: Hands-On Instructions for Creating Self-Portraits
Exploring Roles
Self-Discovery Through Journal Dolls- Kelli Perkins
Capturing a Life in Progress
Where Have I Been? Where Am I Going?- Kelly Rae Roberts
Documenting a Year
1967: My Year, Myself (An Alternative Self-Portrait)- Debbi Crane
Self-Portrait Masks
Pieces of Me- Chrysti Hydeck
Using Objects to Tell a Story
Mixed-Media Assemblage- Jean Mason
Documenting Yourself in Photos
Which Jane to Depict?- Jane Lafazio

Chapter 4: Reflections: A Gallery of Self-Portraits

About the Author

Cate Coulacos Prato is the Online Editor for Quilting Daily and Cloth Paper Scissors Today. She is the former editor of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios Magazine, and author of Inside the Creative Studio.

This book is about showcasing different media and encouraging crafters to reveal at least one part of their personalities through art. -Booklist

She has outdone herself. The ideas are inspirational. The book makes you want to go and grab your markers...and play. It's so inventive and wonderful. -CraftLit: A Podcast for Crafters Who Love Books

SKU: EP5073

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cate Coulacos Prato

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781620330289