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Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings [Paperback]

Kelly Rae Roberts
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Book Description

26 Sep 2008

Stretch Your Wings, Learn to Soar, Take Flight

In Taking Flight, you'll find overflowing inspiration--complete with a kindred spirit in author and mixed-media artist Kelly Rae Roberts. Join her on a fearless journey into the heart of creativity as you test your wings and learn to find the sacred in the ordinary, honor your memories, speak your truth and wrap yourself in the arms of community.

Along the way you'll be inspired by:

  • Step-by-step techniques--learn the most-loved mixed-media methods of the author and seven talented contributing artists, and combine them in fresh and unexpected ways.
  • Thought-provoking prompts and quotes--along with encouraging stories, insights and gentle guidance for finding your bliss, whatever your art or craft.
  • Plenty of eye-candy--pages and pages of the author's endearing artwork, along with the varied works of the contributors.
Of course, learning to fly isn't entirely a step-by-step process--sooner or later, you just need to take a deep breath and spread your wings. With Taking Flight as your guide, there's no doubt that when you do, your creativity will soar.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (26 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160061082X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600610820
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 20.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kelly Rae Roberts is a mixed-media artist who has developed quite a following. She recently had her work featured at the prestigious "Celebration of Craftswomen Art Festival" in San Francisco, at numerous gallery shows in California and beyond. Visit her at www.kellyraeroberts.com.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taking Flight 12 Sep 2008
This book is brilliant , just what i have been looking for.It is not just a technique book ,Kelly Rae tells you how she began her creative journey.There are lots of gorgeous clolour photos of Kelly Rae's work .The step by step techniques are all in colour too.Lots of new ideas.
I love it , well done Kelly Rae.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All it promises and more 17 Sep 2008
I've been a follower of kelly rae's journey via her blog for some time and was very interested to see how it translated into this book. The answer is, as far as I'm concerned, brilliantly well!

It's a "how to" book with a lot of heart, but not too much smulch. By sharing her experiences of awakening to her creative self and how she took action to turn this into living an everyday creative life she inspires and delights. The projects shared are also clearly and practically described, doable and yet stretching for artists of various levels of experience and incorporate her own techniques as well as those contributed by other inspirational artists. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting and am now dipping in again to enjoy it at my leisure.

I think most significantly she does convince one that it's possible to take flight as a creative person, whatever the starting point of that journey.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book 2 Jan 2009
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I bought this book from an Amazon recommendation a month or so ago, and I'm so pleased I did. The quality of the book is superb - beautiful photography, lovely layouts. I must admit I've not delved too much into the text yet (I've just dipped in and out) but even just looking at the projects is very inspiring. A must for the crafts bookshelf.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Trying out my wings 15 Jan 2011
I've recently got back into creating cards and scrapbooks and this book is one of a few I bought. What's different about this one is the writing. That in itself inspired me to try different techniques as I read the stories about the pictures or processes. Would recommend this book for anyone interested in finding their creativity again..
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 15 April 2009
Taking flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings.
I have found this book perfect for my present state of creative block. The author chats in a very easy and friendly manner and makes you feel that you really can move on in your own way. She guides you through several chapters, chatting and encouraging you along the way to try and listen to yourself and what you actually want to get out of your creative life. She appears to share what she has gone through herself, sharing her thoughts and experiences. They seem real and comfortingly familiar. I don't particularly care for the actual designs that she has used in the book.....but it has prompted me to think of elements that I might like to use that I WOULD like. The author is after all trying to encourage us to develop our own wings and not purely copy hers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly inspirational 27 Oct 2011
By Ash
Loved this book from the moment I opened it. I couldn't wait to get started. I have tried wuite a few of the techniques already and was really pleased with the results. There are so many inspiring quotes in the book also.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a beautiful book 19 April 2010
By Sam
The title says it all, it really is a beautiful book. Technigues are included that I'm trying and having great results. The only thing I have 'had' to buy is some beeswax, could be without it but want to see how a beeswax finish looks. Otherwise had everything in my art room. The author also tells her story, which is very inspiring and encouraging to all artists and wannabe artists. It really is a beautiful book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shares 110% from start to finish, fabulous book 25 Aug 2009
Unlike a lot of other books that show just the products then the final result, this book actually takes you through all the different steps in an easy way. You could almost go through it without reading it. When you start reading, it is so easy. A must for any stage, even beginners would find this book a great asset!
I cherish my copy, one of the best books ever bought!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful experience
Such a wonderful journey to take, this book is. I recommend doing the exercises and answering the questions, as well as trying out the techniques themselves. Superb fun!
Published 1 month ago by Angela Heather
5.0 out of 5 stars Flying with Kelly Rae x
Delightful x inspiring x I LOVE it ! Kelly Rae has a great way with language, and of sharing her creative knowledge and her own story, that is engaging and warm hearted. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Knox
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book.
A beautiful book full of inspiration for the creative mind. Every page is packed with treasures to look at, even if I never get around to doing anything myself!
Published 7 months ago by poppysue
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiration for the creative soul..
It has been beautifully inspiring reading about the creative process of Kelly Rae Roberts and her creative friends. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lisa McLoughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite all time book
oh my god ...this book is a little bit of literal and visual artistic heaven. I can't put it down. By far the best art book I have ever purchased. Read more
Published 11 months ago by MANDY THOMAS
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book for beginning creative women.
Lovely drawings, easy techniques, gives courage to start with everything you have in your head... Very nice book indeed !
Published 13 months ago by Moka
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book
As with a lot of these books there is a lot of repeated items but this one is different
and well worth a buy.
Published 14 months ago by k wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars I've used this book for lots of inspirational pieces of work.
This book has lovely pictures and has been of great use to me in my work. The ideas are lovely!
Published 15 months ago by granny biker
4.0 out of 5 stars Whimsical Images
WOW!! Just stunning Art work !

The front cover looks So inspirational and inviting.

I just adore Kelly Rae Roberts work and whimsical words so, with great... Read more
Published 19 months ago by mrs m coyne mcoyne
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful informative book of joy
I love to work in mixed media and use collage as a medium in my work, and to be honest it was the front cover of this book that atracted me at first. Read more
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