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Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents Paperback – May 17, 2013
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Serena Barton is a mixed media artist and leads creativity and art workshops and group and individual art coaching at her studio in Portland, Oregon and at art retreats. Her greatest joy comes from providing an atmosphere in which her students can discover or rekindle their creative passions. Visit Serena's website, www.serenabarton.com to learn more.
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Serena starts the book by explaining the concept of Wabi-sabi, in words, photographs, and poetry. A challenging concept to define, she states "Wabi-sabi is an aesthetic that values the passing of time, the seasoning of time and elements, the handmade and the simple." The book is divided into an introduction and 7 chapters that guide the reader through a series of illustrated step-out projects that themselves reflect the wabi-sabi concept. But the information is presented in such a way as to also provide many stand-alone techniques that can be incorporated into any approach to art.
With words like spattering, sponging, dropping, wiping, scraping, and incising used in section headings, I knew that this book would resonate with me. While I found the step-outs clear and easy to follow, I generally do not re-create the projects in art books. Rather, I look for approaches and techniques that provide inspiration and ideas that I can then incorporate in my own style into my own work. And there were plenty of inspiration and ideas to be found on these pages.Read more ›
I love Serena’s artwork. Her techniques are current and sometimes quite innovative. It shows everything from basics to more advanced projects so it works for beginners as well as experienced artists.
Wabi Sabi Art Workshop has broadened my horizons and enabled me to be able to think and apply paint and mixed media Wabi Sabi Style to great effect! Try it out and be amazed at the beautiful, liberating art you will produce, think out of your box!
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Interesting book on the techniques of wabi sabi. Not too much new for me herePublished 5 months ago by Maria
gave it to my son who is a graphic designer and artist - with just one page, he was inspired to do a new art work which was exquisite - great bookPublished 5 months ago by GF here
Great, abstracted techniques for handling unplanned challenges in your mixed media work. Very thoughtful, elegant advice and descriptions of process. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Graehound
When reading description of this Book, before I purchased it, I was thrilled. However once I received it I was disappointed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Elsbeth