14 + 1 Artist Heroines Speak Their Creative Journeys

by Vicki Todd

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/09/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781982206772

About the Book

Voices: 14 + 1 Artist Heroines Speak Their Creative Journeys shares the bold stories of how 15 female artists from around the globe became who they were born to be: artists. Author Vicki Todd interviewed artists from Australia, Canada, England, France, New Zealand, Thailand, and the US, and asked each one the same eight questions loosely based on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. The Voices artists include painters – acrylic, mixed media, oil, watercolor – a decorative plaster artisan, a hand-weaver, a screen-printer, a sculptor, and a textile maker. Although the details of the stories differ, common themes bubble up: connection to a greater force to co-create the work, importance of an art tribe, perseverance to do the work through uncertainties, influence of the seasons, nature as inspiration, and the belief that it’s never too late or impossible to follow your passion. Explore the winding Yellow Brick Roads of these creative souls as they describe how they claimed their callings of being artists, as well as the obstacles they’ve overcome along the way. They offer you a common thread of Oneness, motivation to walk your own path, and tons of practical and spiritual advice.

About the Author

Vicki Todd, Ed.D, was living a double life. She taught public relations for 17 years at the university level, but her dirty little secret was that she’s really an artist at heart. She put her octogenarian mother into shock by resigning from her tenured professor position to follow her bliss of art. She’s the author of a visual memoir, Unstuck: One Heroine’s Journey of Art and the Courage to Live on Purpose,” which Kirkus Reviews calls a “unique angle on the realizing-your-purpose genre.” Todd is currently writing monologues that correlate with her memoir paintings and performing them on stage. She lives in Washington State.