With such a lengthy absence from the studio I am trying hard to refocus and assess where I am going to invest my energy. Less than two weeks ago I was in Penticton, and after I didn’t have time in May to visit my favorite second hand bookstore in Canada I made sure I arrived early and spent some valuable hours (yes, hours!) exploring the shelves. I got away with some great finds, including the one I have pictured here.
Art at the Speed of Life – Motivation + Inspiration for Making Mixed Media Art Every Day by Pam Carriker. Interweave Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-5966-261-0
Pam tackles the issue of time management, creativity and productivity in seven information filled chapters. She marries her own projects with those presented by a featured artist. Anyone who has been venturing into mixed media techniques should have a look at this book.
On the long drive home I had a great time reading about new ideas, refreshing my memories about proven techniques, and I can hardly wait to try some of these suggestions. It is not a new book but… give it a chance and let it draw you in – no pun intended!
Despite the urge to create I am still a little behind with unpacking. Life at home didn’t stand still ,and my regular responsibilities cannot be neglected. With all this I am committed to return to blogging three times a week. I intend to keep you updated on what is happening closer to home. I am also planning to bring a few more learning sessions to you. I just signed up for an online workshop in the new year to figure out how to create professional videos, something that was my plan well over six years ago when I moved to Saskatchewan and bought a video camera. In those days HD was still brand-new – now the same camera isn’t worth much, however, it is time to learn something new and continue on the sharing path!
Welcome back to Saskatchewan, Anna! I appreciate all the time you have given to me & your other students, but I hope you will now have time for your own creative endeavors. (Having said that though, I’m waiting impatiently for January to begin the next design class with you.)
That is what I am working on now – handouts and an outline for the Advanced Design Class starting in early January. My own creative energy has to wait a little longer, but ideas are beginning to gel…
I bought this book ages ago . I must bring it out again, thanks for reminding me, I had forgotten all about it. I do like mixed media I must say. Thanks Anna and good luck in readjusting from your travels. Marilyn
It is a treasure trove of information, don’t you agree, Marilyn? Love it and find something great every time I open it up!
Despite being up to here in Christmas gift-making, I’ve requested this item from the library, and look forward to what I can learn from it for the new year. Thanks, Anna!
I think you will like it!