Taking Flight: Inspiration and Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings Paperback – 26 Sep 2008
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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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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.
I love it , well done Kelly Rae.
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.
In this book Kelly Rae Roberts also trys out techniques from other artists after first having interviewed each contributor about their creative journeys.
What I didn't like about the book was the 'touchy-feely' language used all the way through, and you are asked to record your 'Winged Thoughts' at various stages throughout the book. Shudder! It just makes my toes curl, I'm afraid. I did like the 'inspirational quotes', from the great and good, though.
Overall, I liked learning about the techniques involved in creating these art works but could have done without the whittering on.
I cherish my copy, one of the best books ever bought!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book could have been written for me I have only just read it after putting it away time and time again and every page called out to me spoke to me, I took the plunge and have... Read morePublished 11 months ago by paula morfitt
With most art books I dip in and out, but with Kelly Rae's book, the way it's written, from the heart, kept me reading on. A lovely mix of artful play and words.Published 11 months ago by Miss T. A. McCartney
Rather hollow psychobabble. It's simple, if you want to make art, just do it, that's really all there is to it.Published 14 months ago by Earthling
by sallie 2015, lovely book to get your inner goddess creating,very inspiringPublished 17 months ago by sallie howard
Love it .... love the illustrations and ideas ... great book packed full of ideasPublished 22 months ago by judi blackett
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 on 17 July 2014 by Angela Heather
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 morePublished on 11 July 2014 by A. Knox