Many women love the idea of leading a more creative life, but don’t know where to begin. With Art Doodle Love, art journal expert Dawn DeVries Sokol provides the perfect jump start: an interactive fill-in book of prompts that will motivate women to "discover” themselves and their inner creative goddesses. Loosely inspired by Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of self-discovery, Art Doodle Love overflows with colorful pages for recording thoughts and collecting ideas, as well as venting, soul-searching, and documenting everyday life. By following the insightful prompts, the journal keeper develops her artistic skills, gains confidence in her natural creativity, and learns about herself through self-reflection. Praise for Art Doodle Love: "The author offers readers art journaling supply recommendations, then eases them into doodling and documenting on pages that have been prepped with vibrant and inspiring background.” --Grand Rapid Press and Kalamazoo Gazette
In this inspirational volume, artist and author Pam Carriker offers uninhibited mixed-media play while encouraging you to look at your work with a newly evaluative eye and determine what works for you. Create your own art journal while using a variety of mixed-media techniques and explore seven important elements of art: • Color • Texture • Shape • Space • Depth • Mark making • And shading An art-making workshop in a book, Creating Art at the Speed of Life offers a 30-day syllabus, introducing and exploring each element in a series of exercises, complete with worksheets to help you evaluate your work and make it more successful and satisfying. In an "open studio" at the end of each chapter, well-known contributing artists share inspirational work focused on that chapter's element. With Pam's lessons and advice on how to assess your artwork, you will experiment and grow into a more confident artist.
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Doodle Zen: Finding Your Creativity and Calm in a Sketchbook will inspire new and nonstop doodlers alike to use doodling as a way to escape and de-stress. The book begins with a discussion of how to power down and tune out using doodling as a method for finding your "zone" and includes a list of suggested materials, tips/techniques, and inspirations for doodles and words. Doodlers will let their minds wander and relax while filling pages adorned with soft, muted backgrounds, calming quotes, and Mehndi-inspired doodles. With prompts and starter suggestions for getting your creativity flowing, Doodle Zen is the ultimate retreat for the busy mind.
Travel for kids often means sitting in a plane, train, or car with an iPad on their laps--head down, headphones on, watching a movie or playing a mind-numbing game. In Doodle Journeys, an interactive guidebook, Dawn creates prompts that inspire children to pick up their head and look outside the window. They are challenged to imagine where they are going, what they might see. They are also dared to envision worlds that don't exist. The book will offer suggestions of marking tools (showing a TSA-approved artist kit), ways to adhere photos, and tips for how to document with doodles. Young explorers will use prompts on pages overflowing with colorful, vibrant backgrounds to encourage them to note and document what's around them. Throughout the book are travel-inspired doodles and quotes.
Many people want to lead more creative lives but find it difficult to make creativity a daily exercise. In Year of the Doodle, Dawn DeVries Sokol solves the problem with a year’s worth of interactive prompts—starter doodles, quotes, questions, and fun exercises, all on Sokol’s well-loved painted backgrounds, interspersed with collaged bits of ledger, graph, and notebook paper—meant to get would-be doodlers interacting with their sketchbooks daily. Opening with ideas for jump-starting the doodle habit, Year of the Doodle is not linked to a particular year like a calendar—instead, a year’s worth of entries are numbered sequentially so doodlers can start and finish whenever they want to jump-start their creativity.
This interactive journal can be passed around yearbook-style, allowing BFFs to document the tight bond they share by contributing to each other's books. Perfect for slumber parties or after-school hangouts, the colorful prompts encourage girls to work both together and independently to ponder, doodle, and collage. Illustrations. Consumable.
A Love Doodle is a whimsical and fun-loving story where every child and adult can take a seat at The Great Doodler's art table again and again, while watching silly and imaginative doodles spring to life. So pass your glue-stick and learn exactly what it takes to make A Love Doodle.
Bring on the doodles! Zen doodle, that is! In Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles, you'll find gorgeous images of the best doodle art from around the world. This collection of drawings and painted canvases from dozens of contributors features thousands of tangle patterns and doodle designs to inspire you to doodle anything and everything. Create a mythical, doodled beast or abstract work of art. Draw an inspirational tangled card for a friend or add doodled intrigue to your art journal with patterned shapes. Zen Doodle provides you with the first steps toward creating unique tangled art, including traditional tiles, letterforms, Zendalas, landscapes, four-tile ensembles, paper quilts and more! Inside you'll find: • More than 100 pieces of Zen doodled art from 42 artists. • Step-by-step instruction to help you begin your own Zen doodles. • Four chapters of doodle inspiration: Abstracts, Shapes & Objects, Animals & Beasts, and Friendship & Love. Isn't it time you take your tangles to the next level?