Thursday, May 7, 2009

Creative Finds: Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts

One of my favorite books of late is the book Taking Flight~Inspiration & Techniques to Give Your Creative Spirit Wings, by Kelly Rae Roberts. The book is deceptive: it looks sweet and easy to read. Well, it is sweet...but, I found it very thought-provoking. While I usually skim books looking for bits and pieces of tutorials I can use in my art, this book actually took me two weeks to read. Two of the chapters, "Unearthing Buried Dreams," and "Facing Your Fears" contained some thought processes that helped me overcome some of the "inner chatter" that was holding me back. Very cool stuff.

© 2008 by Kelly Rae Roberts
Book photo printed with permission of the artist

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  1. I always love visiting your blog! You manage to expand my creative mind & f-stop!!!! Thank you!

  2. I have this book on my list of books to get. I just bought several creativity books and have to wait a while before I purchase more. This one looks very interesting! Thanks for the recommend.

  3. Thanks MoonKatty and Nancy! Kelly Rae will make you want to try collage...but, I just translated the tutorials into ideas in my medium (silver and glass). The inspirational ideas were really helpful to me. Hope you have fun reading her book.