Book Review: Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts

Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings by Kelly Rae Roberts

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I first started reading this book, I immediately noticed the tone: kind, positive, inspirational and soft. Not disgustingly so, but in a way that made me really feel inspired.

My overall feeling of this book was it was a book that would be useful regardless of what the reader makes. This book is about having confidence, being inspired, getting rid of roadblocks and trying new things.

The format of the book incorporates the patterns/projects into the chapters, so they don’t seem slapped on because publishers think that “everyone must have projects if they are going to buy a book”. I didn’t try any of the projects as I cannot craft late at night in bed (too messy) and I didn’t have most of the supplies needed (too cheap). Still, I though the projects were interesting and would make good exercises for a class.

Kelly Rae Roberts has also peppered the book with interviews with other artists, such as Judy Wise, Mati Rose, and Christine Mason Miller. This feature  brings some liveliness and interest to the book.

Ms. Roberts was interviewed on the Notes from the Voodoo Lounge podcast, 17 November 2009. The podcast is a great companion to this book as it gives just a bit more insight into KRR.

The only thing I didn’t like about this book was size of the font. There is a lot of information crammed into this 128 page book, but you might go blind trying to read it.

I think this is a book that I would like to put on my wish list as I think it would be good to dip into on occasion.

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