Beyond the Stick Figure
Hope and encouragement for anyone who has ever wanted to be creative
by Karin Taylor
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About the Book
In her 98 page book Beyond the Stick Figure, Karin shares her creative journey in order to demonstrate how someone who was not recognised as gifted, became an artist. The book is complimented by images of her paintings and early drawings. Karin provides fresh hope by demystifying the creative process and shedding light on how to fuel inspiration and nourish the artist within.
Drawing from her experience as a visual artist Karin takes on the role of mentor explaining how creative self-expression is something everyone can enjoy. This is a refreshing resource full of insight, practical help, reassurance, and lots of hints and tips to get people started on a fulfilling creative path.
The book covers topics such as inspiration, imagination, daydreams and mini retreats, passion, encouragement, environment, research, observation, procrastination, intuition, decision making and goal setting, insecurity, criticism, practise, goal setting, frustration, patience and mistakes, genres and mediums, stories behind art and drawing tips.
"Totally loved it, it was easy to read and understand my fave bit is the daydreaming and mini retreats also liked the way the book intros you and then you take up the dialogue. also liked the constuctive steps you give and the very nature of your advice has a sharing quality about it." Jef (rain-dogs)
"There is so much wisdom in your book, congratulations on your creation!" - Peter Styles
"I'm very impressed. it is a nice mix of personal information with constructive information, not just on the emotional aspects of creating but also the practical things you can do improve." Les King (uncleblack)
"It is very inspirational and should be a great help to everyone." Jill Taylor
“Outstanding! I just skimmed it, to get the feel of it. It’s like a coffee tab
Karin is a visual artist and writer, with a background in providing support to artists. Her passions include drawing and painting, health and wellbeing and encouraging people. She also enjoys anything to do with the creative arts, plays the guitar, writes poetry, dabbles in photography and likes to blog. Karin is happiest in a daydream, by a rock pool beside the sea, sitting on a park bench watching passersby, or spotting whales and dolphins. She meditates and exercises daily to help achieve balance and maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. Karin lives a quiet life in a seaside village on the east coast of Australia with her husband Scott, their two children Sarah and Ben, her faithful dog Nudge and beloved cat, Basil. Karin can be contacted via her email: firstname.lastname@example.org