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Creative Time and Space: Making Room for Making Art Paperback – October 14, 2009
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About the Author
Rice Freeman-Zachery is an artist and writer whose clothes, dolls and jewelry have been featured in shops and galleries in New Orleans, Taos, Albuquerque, Tacoma and Seattle, and whose art has been featured in Lynne Perrella's Artists' Journals & Sketchbooks and Terry Taylor's Altered Art. She writes artist profiles for Art Doll Quarterly, Belle Armoire, Legacy, Somerset Life and Somerset Studio, and her two books, Stamp Artistry (Quarry, Nov. '03) and New Techniques for Wearable Art (Quarry, Sept. '04), feature her own art and that of other mixed-media artists.
More About the Author
(She also taught college English, so not being able to create italics for those titles makes her a little nuts.)
She blogs at her own blog, "Notes from the Voodoo Cafe," and at "The Creative Life," her blog on her publisher's website, CreateMixedMedia.com, where you can find a new post every MWF. Her own website is voodooandzen.com, and there you can find links to interviews, talks about creativity, and a whole bunch of other amazing and fascinating stuff, including a video answering Frequently Asked Questions.
Ricë interviews artists of all kinds for podcasts at "Notes from the Voodoo Lounge," available on her blog, at CreateMixedMedia.com, and through iTunes.
Top Customer Reviews
The examples of how the artists managed their time and whether they kept calendars and were strictly scheduled or were more fluid in their scheduling varied greatly. It was interesting to see how each made time work for them. I also enjoyed reading about artists' rituals for getting ready to do their work each day. I also loved the sneak peaks that we got into the artists' studios. The examples of the artists' work throughout the book gave life and color to the text as well. I enjoyed the tips and techniques boxes and found a lot of useful information in them.
I enjoyed Rice's first book on creativity but if you made me choose, I'd say that this one is even better! If you haven't already bought this book, drop what you're doing and order it NOW! Buy some for gifts. Your friends and family will thank you. I am not related to Rice nor am I a participant in the book. I just love the book--a lot!
Her storytelling style makes the book complete: it is funny, down to earth, and respectful of her contributing artists as well as her readers. I enjoyed every page and will return to it often for guidance and inspiration.
So BUY IT already. Seriously.
Worth every penny.
This comes from artist who is not so impressed by most of the "art-inspiration", project-oriented books out there.
"Face your Fears", Silence Your Inner Critic", " Find Inspiration"... they all say the same.exact.thing.
All very helpful information, but what about those of us who are past all of that?
and have been for years?
Who KNOW what they want to do, and how much they NEED to create and are constantly battling time, life's obligations(and mental)demons?
Who do not need project guidance, but just a voice from those who are walking our path, only just a bit ahead of us?
Ricë is filling a niche for us, and there are many of us out here.
So MORE MORE MORE, Ricë !
When is your next book coming out?
The author, Rice Freeman-Zachery, weaves her own thoughts amid the mish-mash of anecdotal references by the featured artists on the various chapter topics:
1. Exploring Time
2. Making Time
3. Corralling Time
4. Stuck in Time
5. Jumpstarting Time
6. Mental Space
7. Soul Space
8. Real Space
9. Creative Habits
10. Taking It on the Road
The book is for those who are struggling with "making room for making art." Rice includes little exercises in the form of "Try This" boxes to help you explore your own ideas about why you are where you are artistically and how to jump-start your passion for your art to get your back on track.
There is so much about this book that I wanted to like but much of it I had heard before. Surely, there is quite a bit here that is grounded in practicality, which just goes to show you why the reviews on Amazon were all positive. The author's style is very warm and engaging. You cannot help but feel her passion and desire to motivate you.
However, what disappointed me was the fact that the Empty Easel interview more clearly addressed what I needed to hear than the 171-page book. I expect an article that references a book to whet my appetite for the full-course meal that the book will provide me when I read it.
My Top 10 From Creative Time and Space
1. Take a notebook/sketchbook with you everywhere.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
all went well with this purchase. great product, great price, fast deliveryPublished 19 months ago by malvina k lerma
I saw this book and thought it may lend a hand in giving ideas for organizing and a creative way of doing it. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Kristen
Enjoy the type of artists interviewed and like the creative looking format. Not text book looking, but very creative in appearance and the way it reads..... Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Nancy O'Rourke
Answers to questions I hadn't formulated,thank you. I was inspired to work,as a multi media's artist it is sometimes a challenge to keep my thoughts to one spot at a time. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
has a lot of ideas and suggestion for "creating" creative time. Love the chapter on rethinking time and space!!! Love the inserts by the Artists!Published on April 30, 2013 by Rosetta L Elliott
Inspiring, but I was looking for some techniques to do some mix media projects. I like the stories shared and great pictures.Published on March 11, 2013 by Martha Acosta