AE Books Life Artist

Originally published in 2007, Life Artist is essentially my memory keeping philosophy illustrated with scrapbook layouts and projects.

I’m excited to now make it available in it’s original format as a PDF eBook.

Life Art themes you’ll find explored in this book:

  • It’s about being awake.
  • It means celebrating everyday things.
  • It means letting go of your need for perfection.
  • It means using words and photos to tell your story.
  • It means sharing yourself.
  • It’s about being real.
  • It’s about documenting, telling, celebrating and experiencing life.
  • It’s about being open and embracing the process of creativity.
  • It’s about cultivating a lifestyle of creativity and beauty—with you as the creative director.

Reviews from Amazon:

Robyn (3/5/08) | This book is a great break from step-by-step guides. Ali lights a spark within us, shows us how she creates, and gives us permission to do it our way. I love the freedom coming to the scrapbooking community and the amazing layouts created with an open mind.

Marsha L. Mcginnis (10/13/07) | Ali’s new book is the book that I’ve been waiting for. She gives you permission to do things your way, then gives you page after page of inspiration that literally has you bursting at the seams to get busy and create. Notice I didn’t use the words “scrap” or “crop”. There is nothing wrong with those words, but that’s not what this book is all about. The title: “Life Artist” is perfect. Each chapter is another step toward encouraging you to let go of perfection and formulas – - – encouraging you to tell your own story in words and pictures. Her introduction tells about her own journey and how she decided that “life artist” more accurately described what it was that she did. The first chapter: “IT IS OK” reminded me of the phrase I often use “It just doesn’t matter!” A mantra I started repeating to myself when I started “doing it over until it was RIGHT”. If you’re in the mood for something that will free up your personal creativity – then you will love this book. I absolutely give it my highest endorsement!!!

Nancy E. Deren (1/24/08 ) | The whole time I was reading this, I felt very inspired and excited to create new types of scrapbooking pages and other projects. At the same time, the approach of the book is very relaxed, non-pressuring, and accepting. It focuses on helping you feel ok about your own style and your own imperfections. I liked the emphasis on scrapbooking every-day memories, journalling to tell your stories, and focusing on the story you want to tell in each lay-out. Since most of my scrapbooking is for my daughter who has special needs, I particularly related to the scrapbooking that the author does for or about her son, and I loved the adorable photos of her little boy and the funny stories about him.

Each chapter includes layouts and other projects that support the overall theme (manifestos I’ve been focusing on throughout my life experience):

  • It’s ok.
  • Simplify.
  • Go with the flow.
  • Celebrate the everyday.
  • Take a risk and play.
  • Find your own voice and tell your story.
  • Embrace imperfection.
  • Life artist workshop.

160 pages

HOW IT WORKS | Payment is made via Paypal. After going through the payment process you will receive an email with download information. Depending on your method of payment through Paypal (credit card, bank transfer, etc) you might be able to download the ebook immediately or you may need to wait a couple of days for the e-check to clear. You have the opportunity to download the PDF three times before the password will need to be reset. Please download and save to your computer.

Your ebook will be mailed to the address you use for Paypal.

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Please note that this is a large file and will take some time to download.

COST | $10

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Interested in purchasing the original paperback edition of this book? Check it out on Amazon.