My first book by Quarry Books! DARING ADVENTURES IN PAINT is a colorful, playful adventure that explores inspirational paint and mixed-media techniques. My book’s approach to making art is a bit like uncovering a hidden treasure, a treasure that resides within each aspiring artist.

Through a myriad of both practical applications and creative exercises, this book shows artists how to “find their magic” – the place of confidence from which they can access the vision of what they want to share with the world!


Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books (July 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1592537707
ISBN-13: 978-1592537709
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Photo credit for Daring Adventures in Paint: leslie sophia lindell

Mati also contributed to the following books:


by Kari Chapin

It’s an exciting new world for crafters. Handmade is hip, creativity is what the market wants, and there are many profitable sales opportunities that didn’t exist a few short years ago. For crafters who have more confidence running a sewing machine than setting up a website, The Handmade Marketplace breaks down and makes sense of the global possibilities for marketing and selling crafts.


by Kelly Rae Roberts

In Taking Flight, you’ll find overflowing inspiration–complete with a kindred spirit in author and mixed-media artist Kelly Rae Roberts. Join her on a fearless journey into the heart of creativity as you test your wings and learn to find the sacred in the ordinary, honor your memories, speak your truth and wrap yourself in the arms of community.


by Jenny Doh

Join 14 very special artists on a Creative Pilgrimage as they share exciting projects that they teach through the various art retreat venues from across the nation. As they teach their special projects, we experience what it’s like to learn from this celebrated cohort of talented artists. Hear their unique perspectives about the importance of teaching—a process where through sharing knowledge, they also gain knowledge and develop community. Peppered throughout the book are snapshots that give us a glimpse of some of the most amazing art retreats. From Artfest to Squam Art Workshops to Silver Bella and more, get a special behind-the-scenes look at these special gatherings from the unique points of view of the coordinators, students, and instructors alike.