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Book SynopsisGet creative with the Scandinavian concept of hygge (hoo-gah) and create your own whimsical, colorful artwork inspired by folk art with Creative Folk Art and Beyond! Continuing the hugely popular Creative... and Beyond series, Creative Folk Art and Beyond features the whimsical and colorful folk-art style of Scandinavia... and beyond! Inspired by the concept of hygge (an idea similar to coziness), Creative Folk Art and Beyond includes creative prompts, easy exercises, and step-by-step projects that embrace all things Scandinavian. No matter your skill level, you can learn how to draw and paint beautiful, colorful art using a variety of accessible, affordable supplies. Starting off with basic tools, materials, techniques, and color basics, Creative Folk Art and Beyond then jumps into tips and exercises that will have you drawing and painting your favorite folk-art designs in no time. This book is a must-have for any "Scandophile" or folk-art enthusiast!
About the Author
Flora Waycott is an illustrator and artist in Perth, Australia. Her art has appeared on book covers, including The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook (Race Point); children's bedding and decor; stationery; greeting cards; and within books. She co-authored Creative Folk Art and Beyond and is the author and illustrator behind Draw Every Little Thing, both from Walter Foster Publishing. Flora is inspired by Japan, where she lived as a child, as well as everyday objects. Learn more at www.florawaycott.com.
Oana Befort is a Romanian-born graphic artist whose watercolors and mixed-media works are inspired by natural motifs and themes. Oana graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania, with an MA in graphic design and visual communication. With a love for fresh colors and details, Oana merges her passion for illustration and graphic design into whimsical stationery and paper goods. Oana has worked with major clients around the world for projects such as book illustrations, stationery, homewares, magazine editorials, and more. She co-authored Drawing Wild Animals (Quarry Books) and Creative Folk Art and Beyond (Walter Foster Publishing). Oana currently lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa. See more of Oana's work at www.oanabefort.com.
Marenthe Otten is an illustrator, a graphic designer, a typographer, and an adventurer in the Netherlands. Working in gouache, watercolor, pencil, ink, pastel, and collage, Marenthe enjoys sharing quirky, intriguing, and funny art that showcases nature, love, and happiness. She has a degree in graphic design and illustration from the Academy of Arts in Belgium, and she has received numerous awards, including the European Design Award. She has also been nominated several times for the Dutch Design Awards. Marenthe is the artist behind popje.com, which sells her illustrated greeting cards and stationery. Learn more at www.marenthe.nl.
Terri Fry Kasuba creates her cute, clever, and slightly twisted illustrations in Havertown, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and two children and their pets. She has received various illustration awards and displays her art at galleries throughout the Northeast. Learn more about Terri at http: //kasubadesign.com.