The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Life

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Are you a busy Momma who loves art but can never fit it in? When you have kids to feed and errands to run, finding the time to create meaningful art can be difficult. In The Artistic Mother, Shona Cole, mother of five and mixed media artist to boot, helps you make the time and space in your life for your artistic passion while incorporating your love for your children into your art.

Shona guides you through the Artist's Workshop, a 12-week course that includes step-by-step ...

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Overview

Are you a busy Momma who loves art but can never fit it in? When you have kids to feed and errands to run, finding the time to create meaningful art can be difficult. In The Artistic Mother, Shona Cole, mother of five and mixed media artist to boot, helps you make the time and space in your life for your artistic passion while incorporating your love for your children into your art.

Shona guides you through the Artist's Workshop, a 12-week course that includes step-by-step instructions for making artwork inspired by your children. You'll also be introduced to seven other artistic mothers from whom you can draw inspiration and encouragement.

Discover within the pages:

  • The Artist's Workshop, a 12-week art course that teaches you how to bring creativity back into your life
  • Step-by-step instructions for more than 12 finished art pieces celebrating motherhood and family
  • A weekly action plan to help you make the best use of your time
  • Artist Spotlights that introduce you to 7 inspiring artist-mommas
  • Tips on creating time and space in your life for your art
  • A beginner's guide to each of three much-loved arts: poetry, photography and mixed media
Don't go another day without bringing together your two passions: motherhood and art!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600613487
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 561,355
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Shona Cole is a mixed media artist and photographer, as well as an artist-on-call for Stampington. She is currently working on a poetry book and has been published in numerous Stampington publications.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

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    The organization and planning tired, artistic moms need!

    We were artsy and creative before kids, I'm pretty sure. Then sleepless nights, carpooling, work, housework, husbands, communities, and all of those other important people/things took all of our "free" time. The author does a great job selecting projects near & dear to a mom's heart, providing a detailed supply list, a timeline and the inspiration to get us focused and moving towards our artistic goals. Shona Cole deserves much credit for such an inspiring, well-thought-out book.

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  • Posted May 17, 2010

    Capture the Family!

    The Artistic Mother deals with many different ways to create scrapbooks and scrapbook pages to document key events in the life of a family member. The book is unique in that it DOES focus on family, upon ways to write little vignettes about family stories and creative ways to intertwine photographs and artifacts upon a page. It goes beyond the average and is a good one to have in your scrapbooking library. Now I just need the time to make all of the pages that I want to make!

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    Give In To Your Inner Artist

    The book~ The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole~ is a beautiful and inspiring book. If you've been needing "permission" to explore your creative side, this is the book for you.
    The pictures are gorgeous and the projects are so fun and adorable that you'll want to do each and every one. There are such unique ways to save mementos from your children and to display their work along with yours, that you'll all be inspired.
    I love the layout. It's designed for you to do a different project each week over twelve weeks. It's wonderful for mothers because it is organized in such a way that you know exactly what you should do each day to finish the project in a week.
    There's also a challenge each week and in that section, the author encourages you to stretch your artistic mind. Each exercise helps prepare you for the week's artwork.
    Reading this book not only helped me created beautiful things, but it opened my mind up to my creative abilities and gave me tons of ideas for new projects.

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