Objects of Reflection: A Soulful Journey Through Assemblage

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North Light Books, Feb 19, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Use souvenirs, keepsakes and everyday objects in your own brand of storytelling.

&break;&break;Objects of Reflection brings you a new form of visual journaling–that of assemblage–by creating art that is extremely personal and evokes your fondest memories. Inspiration pours from every page as author Annie Lockhart takes you on a journey inside of her own heart, sharing her stories for building pieces with tiny treasures and common objects. Specific elements of each project are displayed in a legend, detailing what each object symbolizes and will have you thinking about what similar objects might represent to you. In addition to providing insight on her own art-making process, Annie will guide you through her favorite step-by-step techniques for attaching elements with simple materials like string, wire and tape; aging objects to give them a bit of charm; adding texture with modeling paste and more. Dare to color outside the lines. Discover a new way to tell your own story and start using objects as "words" today.

&break;&break;You'll also receive insight on valuable lessons such as:

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  • Quieting your harsh inner critic&break;
  • Seeing the beauty in objects that are broken&break;
  • Looking at the things you love with new perspective&break;
  • Realizing art need not be permanent to be enjoyed
 

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Table of Contents
5
The Still Lifes of Life
7
About Attachments
9
Objects Such
11
Symbolic Stories
12
Seeking Insight
26
The Essence of the Journey
46
Soulful Inquiry
66
Gathering the Goods
86
Keeping It Together Tips Techniques
106
Index
126
Annie Lockhart
127
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About the author (2010)

In addition to assemblage, mixed-media artist Annie Lockhart enjoys photography, painting and writing. She has taught painting and assemblage workshops in Italy, at Artfest, Valley Ridge and now at her home studio in Weston, MO. Her work has appeared in Belle Armoire and Somerset Studio. More examples of her work can be found at www.annielockhart.typepad.com.

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