Synopses & Reviews
Unfurling is a creative workshop in book form, offering a unique mix of motivation and technique exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Written by Misty Mawn, these pages will inspire anyone who wishes to open up more to the process of making art. It has also made the Top 10 Home and Garden list for Amazon's Best Books of 2011!
This book begins with art exercises in drawing and painting that include portraiture, contour drawing, backgrounds, layering, and working with a still life, followed by collage and image transfer techniques. The second section offers exercises and projects in stamp carving, paper pottery, sculpture, origami, paper doll making, and surface design. These tactile explorations offer an enjoyment of the process as well as wonderful handmade projects. The last section shares a variety of approaches to visual journaling. There are instructions for binding your own journal, prompts and ideas for working on your pages, and a variety of exercises using photography and poetry as ways to inspire and inform your journal keeping. You'll also find a set of gift book plates and a beautiful paper doll designed by the author and printed on perforated cardstock in the back of the book.
Tap into your inner creativity and explore new artistic processes with Unfurling!
This inspiring, creative manual offers a unique, participatory experience that teaches core art skills and shares a range of exploratory techniques for the aspiring artist, photographer, craftsperson, novice, and anyone in between.
The exercises include drawing, painting, portraiture, collage, photo arts, stamp carving, origami, still life, and more–each presented with an eye toward expanding your personal artistic voice. The exercises are supplemented with inspirational advice, quotes, poetry, and photography. Several projects integrate special extra materials that are printed on cardstock in the back of the book.
The author, Misty Mawn is a popular artist and sought-after instructor, and writes a thoughtful, beautiful blog: http://www.mistymawn.typepad.com/
This inspiring creative manual offers a unique, participatory experience that teaches core art skills and shares a range of exploratory techniques for the aspiring artist. Exercises include drawing, painting, portraiture, collage, photo arts, origami, and
About the Author
Misty Mawn was a studio art major at Moravian Collage, in Bethlehem, PA. She became a full time potter and eventually began painting, drawing, and using collage again in her work. Her mixed-media work has been published in Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Somerest Studios, Art Doll, on the cover of Skirt Magazine, and in other publications. She teaches many workshops throughout the United States, has taught in Australia, and will be teaching in Italy this fall. She lives just outside of Charlottesville, VA with her husband and children and writes a thoughtful, beautiful blog. Check it out here: http://www.mistymawn.typepad.com