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Friday, October 24, 2008

cate coulacos prato: mixed media self-portraits

heute kam nach nur gut einer woche (vorhergesagt war eine wartezeit von 3-4 wochen) von bol.de (am preisgünstigsten - 13,59 euro) dieses buch hier an --- und was soll ich sagen... ich bin hin und weg!!!
bin ja mittlerweile auch ein bisschen vorsichtig, wenn ein buch so viele vorschusslorbeeren kriegt, bevor es jemand in den händen hatte (und die promotion war hier sehr aktiv!)... aber dieses buch ist einfach nur FANTASTISCH!!! hab noch gar nicht wirklich reingelesen, nur durchgeblättert, aber bin in verzückung!!! eine derartige vielfalt an ideen hatte ich nicht erwartet. sehr ansprechend auch die stoff-variationen, aber nicht nur die... ach, ich weiß gar nicht, wo ich zu schwärmen anfangen und wie ich aufhören kann... ich sag jetzt nur noch: KAUFEN gehen!! (wer das bereut, braucht meine rezensionen in zukunft gar nicht mehr zu lesen, der schwimmt auf einer anderen wellenlänge;))

to keep it short: this book is one of the most wonderful books i´ve held in my hands for a long time... such a versatile approach to the theme with such fantastic results!! go and BUY!!! you won´t regret, i´m sure!

amazon writes:

Featuring artwork from a wide range of contributors, this resource explores creative self-portraits through fun and easy exercises and essays that instruct and inspire artists working in all media. Examples of collage, fiber arts, and mixed-media artwork offer visual inspiration while essays throughout the book act as a guide to personal and artistic self-discovery. Step-by-step techniques and creative prompts are used to direct artists through different approaches to creating self-portraits while exercises utilizing collage, drawing, photography, and stitching will jump-start the creative process and get ideas flowing on paper and fabric, encouraging artists to express themselves in new ways.

Synopsis: Get all the inspiration and techniques you need to partake in the hottest trend in mixed media and collage: creating artistic self-portraits. Self-portraits are not only a way for mixed media artists to learn about themselves and their art but also about each other."Mixed Media Self-Portraits" features a wide range of artists and contributors who explore creative self-portraits through exercises, essays, and gallery art, offering readers inspiration plus mixed-media, collage, and fiber-arts techniques.Essays throughout the book by a variety of mixed-media artists provide an artistic guide to personal self-discovery. Working in mixed media freed many of the artists featured to express themselves in unusual, unepresentational ways, allowing these artists to reveal even more about themselves in the process.The book guides readers through different approaches to creating self-portraits, from jumpstarting the creative process to step-by-step techniques to get ideas flowing on paper and fabric in a variety of media and forms from art quilts to assemblage to paper collage, and more.

Filled to the brim with a wealth of inspiration, creative prompts, techniques and compelling artwork, this book is an artistic guide to representing yourself creatively in mixed-media work.

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