QUOTES ILLUSTRATED by Lesley Riley is a timeless source of inspiration and motivation. Through the diverse and eclectic work of over 90 artists, familiar and some not-yet-discovered quotes are brought to life.
It's an eye-opening experience to see how these talented artists interpret modern and age-old wisdom. To quote Georgia O'Keefe, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." And therein lies the magic of this book - it expands your awareness, so that you see, not only with new eyes, but come to understand how art can illustrate and illuminate more than words alone can express.
100 quotes were carefully chosen by Lesley to create a positive book that moves the reader to take action on their dreams. If the quotes alone don't do the trick, the artwork certainly will. Artists were free to interpret their quote in their own way, with their medium of choice.
The book includes wonderful examples of digital art, art quilts, fiber art, mixed media, collage, assemblage and paintings. There is something to delight all tastes. Artists in particular will find this compendium a source of ideas and techniques for their own art. While it's not a how-to book, information on materials and techniques used are provided for each artwork.
STELLAR REVIEWS for QUOTES ILLUSTRATED
"Thought-provoking. Challenging. Beautiful. Inspiring. A book that combines two of my favorite things—quotations and art—is a sure winner, but this one goes beyond being simply a wonderful book. It will be a timeless source of dreams, a book whose pages demand to be studied over and over to see the artistry, details, imagination, and the sumptuous color. Each page is an adventure for the mind and the eye...and the heart."
- Karey Bresenhan, Founder International Quilt Market & Festival
"Artists who are the most inspired and the most creative are those who share all that they know with everyone they know. That is what Lesley does always, but especially in her new publication: Quotes Illustrated. On these pages you will find the art and the inspiration to heal, to motivate, to continue, to change direction, to transform, to validate, and to encourage. It is a must for every one on every given day."
- Jo Packham, creator, editor-in-chief of Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, Where Women Create Business
"Who better to curate a book pairing art and quotations than Lesley Riley? The artists' interpretations of their assigned quotes offer fresh perspective on even the most familiar adages. On each page I discovered a favorite artist and message - and then the next page offered a new favorite. What a treasury!"
- Cate Coulacos Prato, editor, Cloth Paper Scissors Today Online Community
"Wow - Lesley has created a delightful book of art and wisdom that is a feast for the eyes and warms the soul. With her artistic flair and love of language, Lesley has put together a book which will become a classic, as well as a cherished keepsake, to be passed down from artists, art lovers, and other creatives to their children, colleagues and friends. It is a gift for the creative spirit, potent with an abundance of inspirations to reflect on today and for years to come."
- Gail McMeekin, best-selling author of The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women and The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women
"With a diverse and eclectic mix of artists and styles, Lesley's book is loaded with inspiration for artists and creatives. No matter what your favorite style of mixed media art is, your creative wheels will be turning!"
- Claudine Hellmuth, illustrator and product designer for the craft, gift and home markets
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Lesley Riley wears many hats. She is an internationally known artist, quilter, teacher, writer and Artist Success coach and mentor who turned her initial passion for photos, color and the written word into a dream occupassion.
Her art and articles have appeared in numerous publications and juried shows. As former Contributing Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Lesley showcased new talent in mixed media art. Her first book, Quilted Memories, brought new ideas and techniques to quilting and preserving memories. A second book, Fabric Memory Books, combined fabric and innovative ideas with the art of bookmaking. Two more books, Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur and Create with Transfer Artist Paper, introduced versatile new materials to the mixed media art world. Her fifth book will debut late summer 2014.
In an ongoing effort to find the best ways for quilters, crafters and mixed media artists to get permanent photos onto a variety of surfaces, Lesley introduced Transfer Artist Paper™ (TAP), named CHA’s 2011 Most Innovative new product, and now used the world over to create stunning works of art and craft.
Lesley is the former host of BlogTalk Radio’s Art & Soul show, recording over 75 podcasts on art and the creative process through in-depth interviews with inspiring artists and authors. Her passion and desire to help every artist reach their creative dreams and potential has led to a growing specialty as an Artist Success™ expert and coach, providing inspiration, motivation, guidance and solutions for artists of all levels.
To find out more about Lesley and her online and in-person classes as well as artist coaching, please her websites at LesleyRiley.com and ArtistSuccess.com.
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