Techniques to incorporate meaning, texture, colour and pattern as key inspiration elements in visual art. There is inspiration all around, but short of realistically replicating a vacation snapshot or trying to express the incredible taste of a meal shared with a loved one, it can be challenging knowing how to turn inspiration into art. The processes in this book will show you that it's not as much about what inspiring bits are, but rather what they could be. Using three phases--preparation, inspiration and realization--you will learn how to translate emotional responses into something tangible and visible in a new expression. AUTHOR: Nathalie Kalback is one of the artists featured in North Light's Art Journaliving Live 2 DVD and will have four North Light videos--Colorful Foundations, Acrylic Media Explained, Raw Canvas Staining and Texture Canvas released in Spring 2016. Her artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils) and Stampendous (rubber stamp and template sets), and as a prior ambassador for Liquitex, her work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex acrylic paint sets. SELLING POINTS: Techniques focus not only on mediums, materials and supplies but also on elements such as texture, scenery, photography, master artists, nature and more. Offers a specific process to working that is repeated throughout six chapters for consistent practice. Readers love mixed-media books that combine technique with creativity.