Author: Desha Peacock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: House & Home
We are all born with an innate desire to creatively express the essence of who we are. This desire is embedded into our soul, a gift at birth, our own Northern Star in a galaxy full of the unknown. Your physical setting can either hamper or inspire this creative calling. Known for her eclectic style and helping others see the possibility within themselves, their homes, and personal style, Desha Peacock offers you tips on designing a creative work space that will also inspire you to do the work you are meant to do. Peacock’s design tips cover how to: Use your work space to inspire your best work. Choose the right color to enhance your mood. Create a cozy virtual office no matter where you live. Work with a tiny space in a closet or other nook. Mix vintage, modern, and thrift store finds so you can create the style you crave, no matter your budget. Gain more clarity so you can focus on what’s most important to your business or creative life. Your Creative Work Space features full-color photographs of unique, creative work spaces from the traditional home office to the artist’s studio or writing salon.
A practical and friendly guide to taming your chaos written specifically for creative people by the bestselling author of Banish Clutter Forever. ‘Sheila gave me the tools to hunt success, and the infrastructure to handle it when it came.’ Stik, world renowned street artist and author Most of the conventional ‘productivity’ advice you’ll find in the ‘soft business’ section simply does not work for creative people. Surprisingly, to date there has not been a single book that addresses the unique organizational challenges that artists face. This book sets out to change that, it addresses the myth that truly creative people are messy and that they need mess in order to create. Sheila Chandra applies her professional insights as a ‘creative’ and organizing expert to the lives of other busy creative people in all disciplines – showing them how good organization can liberate their creative ‘magic’. She begins with artists’ physical spaces, including arranging their workspaces and offices so that they remain tidy effortlessly. Her career ‘headspace’ chapters cover: • creative well-being, including artist support systems • career well-being, including networking and collaborations • self-promotion and how to avoid working for free • making social media pay • personal branding, career planning and goals • how to manage copyright issues and legal paperwork • legacy management And all from an artist’s point of view. These fool-proof, tried and tested systems are mixed with creativity tips and artist well-being advice that only one artist knows to give another. Written with real affection for the reader, Sheila Chandra takes the creative person by the hand and puts them on the path to success.
Create, update, and organize your creative workspace With the economy still in a slump, handmade isn't going anywhere. In the online and print crafting worlds, craft and art studios and workspaces are extremely popular topics—and storage and organization is a perennially hot topic. Combining the two brings together the best of both worlds in a collection of inspiration, how-to, projects, and sneak peeks into the studios of favorite designers. With a unique combination of designer studios, inspiration, helpful projects, and creative how-to, you'll find clever and helpful ideas to corral your crafting supplies, update your creative spaces, and spend more time creating and less time combating clutter. You'll get an inside look at the studios of top designers and crafters Dozens of projects to help contain, organize, and manage craft supplies and stash Dozens of inspirational stories on studio and workspace organization Countless clever and unique tips and tricks for wrangling clutter and getting the most out of the space you have, freeing up time for more creativity No matter what your craft or experience, Studio Spaces offers the inspiration and ideas you need to better organize and decorate your home studio and let the creativity flow.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Let this book be your haven, guide, fairy godmother, or map for making your creative dreams real. It's a "paper lantern" to illuminate your path. Your dreams glow in the dark even if you don't ever tend to them. They will wait for you. I know this from my experiences as a recovering procrastinator and perfectionist. My dreams waited for me -- now you can begin to make your creative dreams REAL!
Author: Eric Maisel
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2013-03-22
"Advice for those who work -- or desire to work -- in creative fields, such as writing, painting, acting, composing, or making crafts, with a focus on overcoming blocks and completing projects. Author has over three decades of experience working as a therapist and coach to creative clients"--Provided by publisher.
For decades, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this expanded edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from top Illustrator artists. You’ll learn to use new features, discover exciting ways to create complex effects, and find fresh ways to use venerable old tools and¿speed up your workflow. This edition includes coverage of the 2014 release and is loaded with and lessons with stunning new artwork that feature: Painting and generating objects with raster brushes Harnessing Live Corners, Live Rectangles, and new ways to reshape paths Manipulating live type characters with the Touch Type tool Creating airbrush and neon effects with gradients on strokes Building complex styles with multiple lines, fills, and effects Composing complex repeating patterns Auto-generating corners for pattern brushes Incorporating transparency into mesh and gradients Building and modifying scenes in perspective and 3D Transforming raster art to Illustrator vectors Preparing artwork for animation and the web Integrating Illustrator with Photoshop and other apps Creating photorealism in Illustrator WOW! ONLINE Register the book at peachpit.com/register to access artwork to pick apart and special PDFs from artists to you. Keep up with tips on the latest Illustrator features at WOWartist.com.
Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all aspects of social media. Learn how easy it is to enjoy a lucrative career while leading the creative life you’ve always craved.
Author: Jennifer Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-05-14
The must-have book on the leading suite of software for graphic and web designers Fully revised and updated this hands-on resource offers a one-stop learning opportunity through eight minibooks dedicated to each product inside Adobe's Design & Web Premium Suite. The minibooks include Adobe Creative Suite Basics, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks. The book contains information on new image enhancements to After Effects, 64-bit versions of Illustrator and Flash Professional, and a new tool, dubbed Helium, that will enable designers to create content using HTML5 and CSS3. Offers the depth needed by novices and long-time professionals Covers the key features and tools users need to master individual programs to their fullest capacities Helps designers to be more creative and productive Filled with tips and techniques for using the 8 design programs This popular package gives designers a full review of the most popular design and development tools on the market.
It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! The Organic Artist encourages you to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, like charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies for art, this book also introduces the concepts of awareness and perception that are foundational to the creative process. Readers will refine drawing skills, as well as increase their appreciation for the visual arts and the natural landscape. Some of the projects and skills covered include the following: making paper and wild ink, working with soapstone, clay, wood, and rawhide, printmaking and stenciling, natural pigments and dyes, camouflage and body painting, and nature journaling.
Money is more than a bank balance; it’s a reflection of the overall abundance in your life. Now, a CPA and feng shui practitioner presents an unusual and valuable application of the ancient Eastern tradition of feng shui. Delving into all of the life forces that affect financial health, The Feng Shui of Abundance is not just a monetary makeover; it is a whole-being program whose benefits include: ·Locating the wealth area of your office or home ·Dislodging clogged energy in your career ·Drawing on the five currents of the “River of Gold” to address debt, personal spending, and your own potential for abundance ·Creating a financial plan that speaks to your dreams and desires A liberating book for those who feel financially “trapped,” and for anyone who wants to achieve his or her potential, The Feng Shui of Abundance incorporates all three feng shui aspects–wind, water, and energy–unleashing the forces that control true wealth, creating clearer harmony between your money, goals, and dreams. This is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking genuine peace of mind as well as financial prosperity.
Author: Wendy Jedlicka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-05-28
The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Whatever you do, says Dr. Eric Maisel, creativity helps you do it better. Creativity encourages the artist to paint more frequently and authentically. It allows a busy executive to see her options more quickly, make changes more fluidly, and become more self-directing and confident. In this book, America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process presents a complete one-year plan for increasing and unleashing your creativity. It includes two disucssions/exercises per week, and culminates in a guided project of your choice—from working on a current novel or symphony to planning a new home business or becoming a more effective supervisor.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 ACA Certification Preparation: Featuring Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop, part of the Origins Series, provides complete coverage of the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) standards for the CS5 certification exams for Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop and is also appropriate for use in a course where all three applications are covered. The skills-based, step-by-step approach of this text provides students with the base of knowledge they need to be successful with the software applications and prepares them to pass the ACA certification exams. End-of-lesson activities reinforce the skills and provide hands-on practice within each application. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Vali G. Heist
Publisher: Vali G Heist
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Vali G. Heist began organizing at the age of five while cleaning up her room with her older sister. She started her professional organizing business after years of being asked to organize the homes of her family and friends. Organize This! Practical Tips, Green Ideas, and Ruminations about your CRAP began as a collection of the organizing columns she wrote for a local newspaper. CRAP is Vali’s acronym that means Clutter that Robs Anyone of Pleasure. The book includes numerous tips on how to organize, green ways to recycle unwanted CRAP, success stories from clients, and further ruminations about CRAP. Vali helps her readers explore why they have so much CRAP in their homes, why they don’t throw it out, and why they don’t want to deal with it. She helps the reader answer those questions and provides practical, easy tips to organize their homes and help them live the life they really want. In addition, her book is chock-full of organizing resources, is fun to read, and makes a great gift for the organized person as well as the organizationally-challenged. Vali’s insight helps readers learn the difference between belongings and CRAP and empowers them to discover that less is more. Her book also proposes how to live a more ‘green’ life and help save the planet in the process. Her passion is to find simple, easy to implement ways to organize life at home and at work and pass them on to her readers. Bob Rios, of Bob Rios Visual Strategies, created unique cartoons for the book to illustrate the dilemmas many readers face as they organize and unclutter their lives. Bob is a graphic designer, website developer and of course a talented illustrator, who lives in Lebanon, Pennsylvania with his wife and five children. Bob uses his creativity and design expertise to further the business goals of his clients. Through consultation and conversation, he gathers content, colors, type, illustrations, and shapes to capture and convey a company’s message. You’ll find his self-portrait on page 99 of the book! Donna Smallin, Certified Professional Organizer and author of Organizing Plain & Simple and several other books on organization describes Vali’s book as “Simultaneously witty and practical, Organize This! is the intelligent person’s guide to a simpler, more organized life.” Look for Donna’s latest eBook entitled How to Declutter and Make Money Now! by Donna Smallin Kuper. Chris Crouch is president and founder of DME Training and Consulting, author of several books on improving productivity and developer of the GO System training course. He describes Vali’s book: “Stuff, or as Vali calls it, CRAP, can and will easily find its way into your life. The challenge is to limit the inflow and purge the unnecessary items that somehow remain stuck in your environment. Vali's insightful book will help you accomplish those two life-changing goals.” Chris continues to research and study both the mental and physical aspects of living a more joyful and productive life and pass them on to his readers. Debbie Lillard, Certified Professional Organizer and author of Absolutely Organize Your Family and Absolutely Organized: A Mom’s Guide describes Vali’s book: “Vali writes with an environmentally responsible attitude towards ridding the world of CRAP. She understands the causes of disorganization, leaves judgment at the doorstep, and jumps right in to tackle the problems. Her resources are valuable – this is a book you’ll want to recycle and reuse again and again.” Debbie owns an organizing business in Broomall, Pennsylvania and shares her expert advice on various media channels. Vali wants readers to know that the goal of organizing isn’t to have a perfect, ‘Better Homes and Garden’ house (hers isn’t!), but rather to provide order to enjoy the space you have, handle the tough times with grace, and aspire to live the best life possible!