In this inspirational volume, artist and author Pam Carriker offers uninhibited mixed-media play while encouraging you to look at your work with a newly evaluative eye and determine what works for you. Create your own art journal while using a variety of mixed-media techniques and explore seven important elements of art: * Color * Texture * Shape * Space * Depth * Mark making * And shading An art-making workshop in a book, Creating Art at the Speed of Life offers a 30-day syllabus, introducing and exploring each element in a series of exercises, complete with worksheets to help you evaluate your work and make it more successful and satisfying. In an "open studio" at the end of each chapter, well-known contributing artists share inspirational work focused on that chapter's element. With Pam's lessons and advice on how to assess your artwork, you will experiment and grow into a more confident artist.
Pam Carriker has created art with a variety of media for more than 20 years. She has been featured in several leading mixed-media magazines and currently teaches a successful online workshop series. Her first book, Art at the Speed of Life, was released last year.
Acknowledgements Introduction: 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 Resources Recommended Reading Additional Art Credits Index