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Art Saves

Stories, Inspiration and Prompts Sharing the Power of Art

By Jenny Doh

Format: Paperback

SKU# Y0053

You’ll Love This Artistic Inspiration Book If:

  • You want to try a new approach to the creative process
  • You love making unique mixed media art & want to hear tips from fellow artists
  • You need a fresh perspective on your own creativity & artistic process

Learn about the importance of creativity and artistic expression in this art book filled with prompts, stories & mixed media projects. Art Saves includes the stories of 20 top artists and words of wisdom. You’ll see first hand how art can give life meaning, foster community and even provide artists with salvation!

Featured artists include calligraphy/graffiti artist Lisa Englelbrecht, metal artist Michael DeMeng, crochet artist Drew Emorsky and many more. With this great combination of practical mixed media techniques and special creative inspiration you’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired to try new art projects. Learn how to be creative and harness your own creative power. Author Jenny Doh knows the power that art can have, and she shares that power and love here. Live an artful life!

In Art Saves You’ll Learn:

  • Tips and advice from fellow artists on how to overcome blocks, live a more artistic life and be more creative
  • Mixed media tips and techniques and new mixed media projects
  • Why creativity and inspiration can help alleviate tension, anxiety & more

Check Out This Excerpt from Art Saves:

Inspired Lessons
Everyone can learn. When you are passionate about acquiring a new skill, it doesn’t matter what supplies you have or how old you are, because it’s fulfilling the desire to learn that’s most important. Drew never lets anyone tell him that they "can’t learn" to crochet, because he knows that it’s all about building their confidence.

Stages of development. Just as there are stages of development in life, you will experience stages of development in your art. Instead of being critical of the different forms his art has taken over the years, Drew appreciates each piece for the joy it gave him at that time, and reflects on how much he has grown since then as an artist.

Absorb knowledge. Though Drew felt that the art teachers he had early on were tearing down his methods of creating art, he later realized that they were helping him to develop his technical skills to enhance his natural abilities. When someone is willing to pass their knowledge on to you, be grateful and absorb all that you can.

A Word From the Author:

"The contributors also offer compelling "Pay it Forward" ideas. These thoughts are written in each artist’s words, and they challenge us to think beyond ourselves, nudging us to widen the circle of creativity and invite others to experience and understand the significance of the creative process and how indeed, art saves." — Jenny Doh
Check out this exciting free excerpt: How to create an affirmation collage using found words and colorful paper from Art Saves!

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SKU Y0053
Additional Feature 10 Black & White Illustrations, 300 Color Illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Jenny Doh
File/Trim Size 10.375 x 8.25
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440309069
Number Of Pages 144

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Very enjoyable book! :) Review by happytexasmama :)

I am currently really enjoying this book! :) The instructions are very easy to follow if you choose to do the tutorials.
At this time, I am using the tutorials as guidance to what I can do, or as inspiration.
I also really enjoy the personal stories from each of the artist featured in the book.
I would recommend this book to beginners and teachers. :)

(Posted on 8/11/2014)

Lots of Ideas for Giving Back Review by Tonia

Apart from the stunning photography in this book, what I really love is that not only does it include inspiring stories of mixed-media artists wanting to make the world a better place, it also includes a ton of ideas for me to give back and make my own difference.

(Posted on 9/19/2013)

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