Unfurling is a creative workshop in book form, offering a unique mix of motivation and technique exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Written by Misty Mawn, these pages will inspire anyone who wishes to open up more to the process of making art. It has also made the Top 10 Home & Garden list for Amazon's Best Books of 2011!
This book begins with art exercises in drawing and painting that include portraiture, contour drawing, backgrounds, layering, and working with a still life, followed by collage and image transfer techniques. The second section offers exercises and projects in stamp carving, paper pottery, sculpture, origami, paper doll making, and surface design. These tactile explorations offer an enjoyment of the process as well as wonderful handmade projects. The last section shares a variety of approaches to visual journaling. There are instructions for binding your own journal, prompts and ideas for working on your pages, and a variety of exercises using photography and poetry as ways to inspire and inform your journal keeping. You'll also find a set of gift book plates and a beautiful paper doll designed by the author and printed on perforated cardstock in the back of the book.
Tap into your inner creativity and explore new artistic processes with Unfurling!
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About the Author
Misty Mawn is a mixed-media artist, a vocational photographer, international workshop instructor, and passionate mother. When she is not busy singing out loud in her studio, she is most likely found amusing her two children, inventing in the kitchen, or looking for treasures. She has been published in a variety of magazines and books, and she writes the popular blog mistymawn.typepad.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lots of ideas and projects. It has a little bit of everything from the mixed media world.
I am not an artist, but I think this book is exactly what it claims to be. With it's beautiful photos and easy to follow techniques it's easy to see how it would inspire even the most timid and untalented to pick up a pencil or paintbrush and get started on their very own creations. The author invites the readers to feel it's possible for self-expression (which is what art is all about anyway) if they just allow their creative side to take over, and not get bogged down by a right way or a wrong way. The instructions are well defined, the layout is inspiring, and each chapter gives you just enough to get started on your own masterpiece. So if you are looking for a little inexpensive therapy, get this book, and express yourself through art, you never know where it might take you.
Misty Mawn's book is truly on a level all by itself... this is 100% all Misty. No other artists are highlighted in the book so you'll get everything that makes this artist so unique and original wrapped up in 127 pages of brilliance. From interactive cutouts, to prompts and ideas on poetry to photography. Misty pushes the reader to stretch outside their normal comfort zone and try other creative outlets. Truly, Unfurling is the definition of mixed media and you will be surprised and thrilled at every turn of the page.