The Artistic Mother and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$19.38
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $5.61 (22%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Monday, April 21? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Life Paperback – Bargain Price


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, Bargain Price
"Please retry"
$19.38
$2.58 $0.41

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Life + Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series)
Price for both: $32.36

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (March 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600613489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600613487
  • ASIN: B004KAB4V0
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Shona Cole is a mixed media artist and photographer, as well as an artist-on-call for Stampington. She is currently working on a poetry book and has been published in numerous Stampington publications.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
21
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 22 customer reviews
This is a fun book..
Patricia A. Burnley
It will show you how to plan and prioritize your time.
Trudy Callan
Instructions and photos are wonderful.
Cristi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Trudy Callan on February 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading Shona's book, The Artistic Mother. You have to get this book. I got so much out of it. I have five children and I homeschool; so finding time for my artistic pursuits, sewing and mixed media art, is very challenging, to say the least. But Shona has shown me how I can make that possible, starting with thinking about your vision, setting goals, breaking them down into steps, setting up a dedicated space for doing art. The 12-week art course is great. The instructions and photos are very clear and easy to understand. If you are a beginning artist, Shona points out that it is very important to follow step-by-step instructions of other artists at first; and then you'll be able to branch off on your own with your own ideas. And I love the short essays of the artist moms that are spread through the book.

This book is mothers who are or want to be artists. No matter what stage you are in, you will gain something from this book. If you are a busy mother who loves art but can never fit it in, this book is for you. It will show you how to find the time. It will show you how to plan and prioritize your time.

You can do this, even in the midst of raising your children, mounds of laundry, running errands and changing those diapers. Shona takes you by the hand and shows you how. She is very encouraging. And she knows by experience. She is no different than you. She is a homeschooling mom of five children, one being a new born.

I find that I am a better mom when I take a little time to invest in myself. I have more to give. It really helps to prevent burnout, even just doing a little something each day, even if only for 15 minutes.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amy Barnes on February 24, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
From casting a 'big picture' vision, all the way down to the 'nuts & bolts' of fitting creativity into the very busy life of a mother, Shona covers it all. Beautifully!

I love the 12 week project section. While I will enjoy doing the specific projects she has planned out, I am more excited that it has got my own creative juices flowing again.

The thing I'm most excited about with this book is that even though I haven't even started the projects yet, I've got a 'pep in my step' again. Through her moving poetry, gorgeous photos and beautiful projects, Shona elevates the journey of motherhood to a thing of exquisite beauty and shows that it can be done with excellence...right along, and because of art.

And a final thought...kudos to the designer Melissa Bowers. This book is really such a pleasure to look at!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Michelsen on February 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book asserts that motherhood and art go hand-in-hand and then proves, through lovely imagery, great instruction, and practical advice, that indeed they do. It is clear that the author has fully embraced both being a mom and being an artist. More importantly for the reader, she has shown that the collaboration of the two is a thing of great beauty. You will most certainly be inspired to follow her lead!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christi Lachney on May 18, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I love this book! I'll start off by being honest and saying that, although I appreciate art and wish I would put the time into it, I just never have. It intimidates me, so I've just admired my friends artsy lives from afar, but this book has really changed that for me. When I first received it, I spent a full day just flipping thru the pages over and over again looking at the beauty of it. It is just a gorgeous book, full of life and joy. Then I finally sat down and read it. I was surprised at how encouraging and approachable I found the projects to be. I dabble in photography and so I was particularly encouraged that I could use my own work to make my home a more lovely place, and step by step instructions on ways to do that. I highly recommend this lovely book for all Moms who appreciate art, even if you don't call yourself artistic.

Well done Shona Cole!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angie Brierley on July 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
I love this book. I'm a mum with three children under 4 and always seem to have something else to do. This book is great for inspiration, practical advice and the projects are achievable as well as being a great record of your children/family life. I'm quite happily working my way through them at the moment and loving it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Andrea Hathcock on June 7, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had just begun to get interested in jewelry making before becoming pregnant. Of course, I put that on the back burner in order to get ready for the baby. However, now that my daughter is eight months, I really felt that I owed it to myself to start up something just for me...to help me have something beautiful and yet purposeful to occupy my precious down time.
So, I came upon this book and was really interested to see what it would propose. I found the words of all the contributors so thoughtful and inspiring, really helpful and genuine. I loved the fact that it combines various forms of art and motherhood. You don't have to necessarily feel guilty that you are doing something you love and taking time away from the obviously important tasks of parenting.
The book outlines easy projects and better yet, gives time frames in which to complete them. I love it. I have already written one poem, which I never thought I would do. I really did think that poetry belonged to "other" people. But the author really gives a systematic way of working toward a poem that just makes sense. Anyhow, I am happy with this purchase and highly recommend the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search
ARRAY(0xa550a654)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?