(painting of my daughter Rosie, age 6)
I am so honored to be in this book by Pam Carriker. Maybe I should say it this way, this is the first I have been invited to be in someone’s book and what an honor for it to be this one by Pam.
I have to say that this book is full of fun and unique angles on ways to get art done.
First, I found common ground with many of the book's artists. For instance, I could completely relate to Julie Bergman’s inspiration coming tenfold when she is pinched for time and nothing at all when there is plenty of time. so true.
I love that Cate Coulacos Prato put a name to that overstimulated artist’s condition (sometimes people refer to it as flightiness) as AADD--- Artist Attention Diversion Disorder. You plan to settle into a project only to be derailed by the glint of an exciting new product.
I related completely to Suzan Buckner’s other way around version of Art at the Speed of Life - her's is fitting life into her world of art making. She insists you should give yourself permission to do what you are truly drawn to do. awesome.
I wholly agree with Suzi Blu’s insight- Your passion is what makes you an artist, not your schooling. Christy Hydeck’s says the act of creating, the process of doing it, can be transformational. She is living proof of that.
So many more stories I loved - Nancy Lefko's deadline guilt. I get that too. Lisa Kettel's multifaceted muse.....interesting. Almost as interesting and intriguing as Sharon Tomlison doing art at her desk. That was great. and Jodi Ohl directs us on marketing.
Paulette Insall clarifies what proper online protocol should be.
I am like Sue Pelletier - she finds inspiration comes from a moment in time or memory. Laurie Blau-Marshall drags herself from a creativity block by reading art blogs.
Beyond identifying with the words and styles of these artists, I found so any new and fun techniques to try that I had never thought of before. Pam comes up with a ton of them: using liquid pencil, hand sanitizer and transparency blanks for image transferring, her own recipe for busy beeswax, using gesso as a resist, and I love her wigform and plaster strips for a 3 -d self portrait.
Brandie Butcher-Isley has this recipe for a drip method I can’t wait to try. And ooo-la-la the many layers Seth Apter uses intrigues me.
I love this book, can you tell?
There are so many inspiring articles and methods and of course they are all doable at the speed of life.
THE ART AT THE SPEED OF LIFE BLOG TOUR
Crescendoh - Jenny's Blog
The Altered Page
Sue Pelletier Laugh*Paint
All Norah's Art
My Collage Art
Lisa Bebi's Art Blog
Living Out Loud
The Feathered Nest
The Art of Julie Bergmann
I also want to thank Jaime Guthais and the Interweave team for supporting this blog tour.
lisa bebi's art blog: BLOG TOUR......."art at the speed of life"