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!