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Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists Paperback – August 29, 2007
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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.
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(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
days when I'm sure there isn't a drop of creative energy left. It will sit
in an honored place beside my worktable between Everyday Matters by Danny Gregory and Kaleidoscope by Suzanne Simanaitis. This is where I reach when
the muse sneaks off to play the horses.
Let's face it, many of the books published about collage and mixed media art are profit-driven or a surface scratching prettifying of the creative life. I've bought and been disappointed by several. This book is the real
thing-something to dive into and come up with a pearl of a kick start to
goat-butt you out of your self pitying trough of creative dispair.
Buy the book-you will not be listing it on half.com in two weeks. It will
sit in a honored place for those moments you need something special.
My biggest complaints are about the design of the book. It is very small which makes the text hard to read. Some areas of the pages are dark and textured which makes the text even harder to read. The cover of the book is a good representation of the inside of the book. The earthy colors dull the bright art by some of the most lively artists. The color scheme works great with the art by Michael de Meng and James Starr but it does a huge disservice to the more whimsical artists like Linda Woods and Violette. Despite those flaws, this book is definitely worth getting. You just have to read it in a well lighted room.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a fake artist looking to find my way to the real artist within. This book is so inspiring!Published 2 months ago by Janet Josly
There are all kinds of ways to be creative and all of us have our own specific passion. For some it is painting, others are into writing, but there are numerous other types of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph J. Truncale
Loved the insight into various artists' creative processes. Gave me a lot to think about as far as the direction I'd like to take my own art.Published 14 months ago by HappyDaisyAZ
Lots of great ideas from fellow artists, beautiful pictures and well written.Published 15 months ago by bds
I will often read books outside of the business norm so I can obtain creative insights.
Living the Creative Life is an interesting exploration into finding your artistic... Read more
Rice Freeman-Zachery takes you through her own experience in the creative life experience. She also shows how a person's creativity changes and grows in their lives. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by DPease
This is such an amazing little book. It is filled with ideas from artists actually making a living from their craft on how to stay focused, where to find inspiration, and other... Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by Nancee 123
This book is Horrible. the reviews were payed for. Search by Author for Zachary Freeman to discover the truth about this very ill indivisual.Published on November 18, 2013 by tgk9
This is a book we may use for our fall series at our local library. We haven't chosen a book for the fall yet.Published on September 16, 2013 by Annmarie Mooney