The Artistic Mother - official announcement!


This is the product description for my book on Amazon, where is is available for pre-order.

"Are you a busy Momma who loves art but can never fit it in? When you have kids to feed and errands to run, finding the time to create meaningful art can be difficult. In The Artistic Mother, Shona Cole, mother of five and mixed media artist to boot, helps you make the time and space in your life for your artistic passion while incorporating your love for your children into your art. Shona guides you through the Artist’s Workshop, a 12-week course that includes step-by-step instructions for making artwork inspired by your children. You’ll also be introduced to seven other artistic mothers from whom you can draw inspiration and encouragement.

Discover within the pages:

• The Artist’s Workshop, a 12-week art course that teaches you how to bring creativity back into your life
• Step-by-step instructions for more than 12 finished art pieces celebrating motherhood and family
• A weekly action plan to help you make the best use of your time
• Artist Spotlights that introduce you to 7 inspiring artist-mommas
• Tips on creating time and space in your life for your art
• A beginner’s guide to each of three much-loved arts: poetry, photography and mixed media

Don’t go another day without bringing together your two passions: motherhood and art!"

There have been many times this past year where I have floundered, been too busy, become tired or unfocused and not made time to be creative - in those times I have thought 'I need to read my book'. It is a funny feeling to have written something that I need to read, as if someone else wrote it for me! I wrote it for all those Moms who want to do something arty now while rearing their children, not waiting until they are older or they have the space (time or an art studio). And that is me too.

I hope that you consider pre-ordering my book :)

It will also be available at:

Barnes and Nobles
Borders Books (where my husband and I often have our date nights!) in Canada also in Canada
Infibeam - has shipping info for India for ordering in Japan
Big W for ordering in Australia for UK orders
Tesco books also for UK orders in the UK for Germany (thanks Birgit)

And best of all for me it is available in Ireland at Eason, where I bought all my school books growing up! I don't know if it will be in the physical stores, but at least you can buy it in Euro. Yeah!


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