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The Crafter's Devotional: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Unlocking Your Creative Spirit

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There is something elemental shared among artists and crafters, regardless of chosen medium: creative energy. Crafters dabble, collaborate, muse, and make, all in their own way and on their own timeline. For all crafts, there are established techniques to follow but wild, innumerable ways to experiment, using the basics to launch crafters to new heights. Crafter’s Devotion ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Quarry Books
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Lynne
Too much motivational writing, not enough textiles.
Sarah
I started out reading one entry a day and working with the techniques in this book as I felt inspired to. On days I didn't have time, supplies, or energy, I made notes in the margins for projects I might want to come back to later. About 100 days in, I got overwhelmed with the rest of my life and stopped reading. The book migrated down to my craft table where it has been used to weight down projects as I'm waiting for the glue on them to set. I think that there are a lot of good ideas in here, b ...more
Sam
I believe that this book would be of more use to a mixed media artist than a traditional "crafter." However, I do think it gives some great jumping off points of inspiration.

I've been using it more as a point to develop new ideas from, and not a day to day guide on doing things, so maybe my purposes are different than most picking up the book. However, if you're in need of inspiration, or motivation, this may help you out!
Christina (Boupie)
This is a great book to get your creative groove back. I have leant it to one of my art teachers and she is having a blast doing some of the activities with her students who are having as hard time being creative (they are still so concrete). It has lots of fun ideas and advice. I am really taking some of the journaling ideas and trying those to help me with my writing. Great for any artist or crafter.
Jayme
Jan 24, 2010 Jayme rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jayme by: Library Find
Shelves: crafting, 2010
Good book to peak through for inspiration. It's organized into 52 weeks worth of ideas, projects, techniques, artist interviews, and more. I think it is most useful, not to follow in its daily format, but to look through for help or ideas when your projects are at a stand-still. It could also be used to come up with new projects altogether. There really is a huge amount of really neat things to look at.
Angela
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
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Lots of great ideas (just what I needed...more things to fill up my "craft" room) -- I marked a few things to go back to later. I enjoyed going through this book, so many creative things out there.
Jennifer
It's hard to describe how much I loved this treasure trove of a book. Chock-full of ideas and inspiration for artists and crafters, it's a beautiful mix of quotes, instructions,pictures, interviews with artists and sparks for creativity. I'll be referring to this book for a long time to come.
Laura
This is a good book so don't let the 3 star rating fool you. It's more of an inspirational than instructional book. I enjoy reading it but I don't get excited about it. However, I do not plan on getting rid of it. It is a keeper
Marie-pierre Stien
I keep going back to this book, reading a page of two each morning during those times when I need a shot of creativity. Lots of lessons. Lots of ideas. Easy reads. Optimistic.
Stacy C
Feb 21, 2010 Stacy C rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who need to unblock their creative spirit!
This is a day by day guide to incorporating more crafts into your life. It's like the Artist's Way but for crafters. Day 1 starts tomorrow!
Arianna Barfield
It's got some good inspiration for when your brain need some help thinking of a new craft project.
Aphie
Rather Nana for my tastes, but worth a look-see for some ideas to kick-start the crafty spark.
JayeL
Jun 12, 2011 JayeL added it
Shelves: 2010, creativity, 2011
This is not the kind of book you can sit down and read like a novel.
Annie
May 05, 2010 Annie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: crafters
Recommended to Annie by: self
wonderful book with great ideas to keep any crafter busy!
Debra
Lots of fabulous sparks to keep creativity fired up
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