Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Taking Flight" With Kelly Rae Roberts

I discovered Kelly Rae Robert's art work when I was bitten by the Mixed Media bug. She has written several articles for Cloth Paper Scissors - and one of her articles actually made me get right up & start drawing. That kind of immediate reaction does not generally happen to me. When I heard that Kelly Rae was going to publish a book I was really curious to see what it would be like. The book is not totally what I expected it would be. It's better! I thought it was going to concentrate on techniques alone. The book somewhat reminds me of Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way" in that Kelly Rae has some questions and "fill in" sort of pages that are designed to help you get more in touch with your own creativity. The technique parts of the book are very well presented & some really fun projects. I love the "feel" of this book. The strong fiber of the cover is smooth and soft as silk and the interior pages are soft to look at and somehow soft to the touch as well. I'm not sure how they accomplished this uniqueness - but it works really well. This book is a keeper and one that I believe will bring inspiration for quite a long time. Well work the money this book is a great presentation by a very talented artist. Go get it !
Check our her blog too!
Table Of Contents; It's just so pretty to look at!
One of the "techniques" pages
This is the preface page for the techniques page shown above
One of the "thinking" pages - again, beautifully done

3 comments:

Gunnels blog said...

Hi Marie! thanks for sharing, I love Julia Cameron´s books, so if this is si,milar it may be something for me !

StegArt said...

You and I seem to like a lot of the same things. I just got this book recently too, and am enjoying it.

Lynn Douglass said...

Thanks for the reviews! I have books all over the place, and it looks like I'm just going to have to have a few more.

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