Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Artistic Mother

I am ECSTATIC!!!! about this book, The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Busy Life by Shona Cole, and I cannot wait to get my copy. I browsed though it at the Barnes in Nobles at Cross County and it is definitely the book to have if you are a creative mom trying to squeeze artistic time into your life. If you have read my blog for some time, you know that this has been my challenge. I do carve out time to work on my my clothing line, Nelesc Designs, and this provides a great creative outlet. However, recently, I have been wanting to make more collage art like this, which I posted in March and I think this is the book to jumpstart it given that Shona herself is a collage artist. Since I can only work on my personal art projects when the baby is not at the sitter, I am looking forward to hearing about Shona's tips on creating more time for self expression.

Here is what you will find in her book:

• The Artist’s Workshop, a 12-week art course that teaches you how to bring creativity back into your life

• Step-by-step instructions for more than 12 finished art pieces celebrating motherhood and family

• A weekly action plan to help you make the best use of your time

• Artist Spotlights that introduce you to 7 inspiring artist-mommas

• Tips on creating time and space in your life for your art

• A beginner’s guide to each of three much-loved arts: poetry, photography and mixed media
You can purchase the book at various Barnes and Nobles or here at Shona also has a wonderful blog which I also follow. Check it out at


  1. Thank you for the shout out!


  2. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

  3. I was about to delete the comment above from this unknown person, cuz it looked like spam but then I thought, the comment is kinda cute and right!

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