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Post by Michelle Heffner on Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:45 pm

http://brightandshining.com/product-review-3-minute-cheek-art

Review posted on the blog along with a completed design and one that I stole borrowed from Kerry Ann Smith as my interpretation of 3 minute cheek art.
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by aprilmoonflower on Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:59 pm

My 6yo son LOVES this book so much I had to get a second copy! It's great for a beginner (like me)!
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by jenjenhana on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:17 pm

LOL! I totally agree with your review. I got the cheek art book, and yes, while it is a great starting point, it did lack some oomph factor. But it was useful, nonetheless. Maybe we just need more glitter?
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Guest on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:22 pm

I like your review Michelle!

I reviewed the book too... I was kinder about the text (which was written by Gary Cole NOT Roberta BTW)... but I did not read it thoroughly which I noted in my review!!

Here's my review

http://shannonfennell.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/book-review/

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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Michelle Heffner on Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:42 am

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Hey Shannon, yep, I knew Gary wrote it and I think his wife (family member?) edited it.

I honestly thought they should have removed the words and just left the pictures (like the Wolfe books).

Mostly though I can't stand the loooooong paragraphs of boring description. I need breaks in the wording or I stop reading and move on.

~Michelle

I'm reviewing Marcela's Mask book next week Smile
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by BluAngL83 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:03 am

When will you review the stuff i gave ya?? daunting isn't it? lol
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Michelle Heffner on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:06 am

BluAngL83 wrote:When will you review the stuff i gave ya?? daunting isn't it? lol

I know!

I'm trying to come up with a way to go over it w/o giving away the "secrets."

~Michelle
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by BluAngL83 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:09 am

Michelle Heffner wrote:
BluAngL83 wrote:When will you review the stuff i gave ya?? daunting isn't it? lol

I know!

I'm trying to come up with a way to go over it w/o giving away the "secrets."

~Michelle

secrets? buahahahahaha...I think i'm a little bitter b/c I paid less for some class which i learned LOADS from then the $$ i paid for that...oh well ya live then you get more paint Smile
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:33 pm

I had to be really forceful about the text in my book... I fought Gary on a lot of the editing he wanted to do to the SBS... I wrote the instructions on HOW I painted the face in the photo... he was adding things that I didn't even do! And adding "suggestions" for things I would NEVER do...

I think I was/have been the only one who actually WROTE their book... which Gary edited, in the other two (so far) Gary has written the text completely...

If anyone has Facing the Sea... check out the instructions for the "Sea Lion" on pages 52-53.... notice how the text refers to the design as an "otter"...

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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Michelle Heffner on Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:43 pm

Shannon Fennell wrote:I had to be really forceful about the text in my book... I fought Gary on a lot of the editing he wanted to do to the SBS... I wrote the instructions on HOW I painted the face in the photo... he was adding things that I didn't even do! And adding "suggestions" for things I would NEVER do...

I think I was/have been the only one who actually WROTE their book... which Gary edited, in the other two (so far) Gary has written the text completely...

If anyone has Facing the Sea... check out the instructions for the "Sea Lion" on pages 52-53.... notice how the text refers to the design as an "otter"...

So I get the whole "control" thing as its his business and he wants all the Snaz books to sound alike, but really... snore fest.

And I would rather hear the different arists' voices than read boring, sanitized "instructions."

It would have been better w/o the HUUUUUGE blocks of white text on black background.

Short and sweet should be his motto from now on.

~Michelle


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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Guest on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:14 pm

Short and sweet for sure!!! Too much information scares beginners... they get confused with the long instructions that bounce around with "suggestions" for other things...

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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by LoneWolf on Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:01 pm

I also got scared by all that text *lol* But else a sweet little book. Google image search is also nice!
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Ashley Pickin on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:29 pm

The Facing the Sea book is NOT worth the money. I'm sorry but it's bad. Half of the faces are the SAME face, with a different color and name. And a lot of the faces are sloppily painted. Not impressed.
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Ashley Pickin on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:31 pm

Can't wait to finish my Cheek Art Encyclopedia! haha... I hope Michelle likes mine! Wink
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Guest on Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:31 pm

Ashley Pickin wrote:The Facing the Sea book is NOT worth the money. I'm sorry but it's bad. Half of the faces are the SAME face, with a different color and name. And a lot of the faces are sloppily painted. Not impressed.

Which is odd as Lisa is a much better painter than what ended up in the book. I saw a couple of her preliminary designs (which were NOT in the book BTW) and they were excellent...

Gary has complete of say over what gets in the books and he has VERY particular specifications.

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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by SuzySparkles on Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:29 am

Ashley Pickin wrote:Can't wait to finish my Cheek Art Encyclopedia! haha... I hope Michelle likes mine! Wink

Can't wait to buy one Smile
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by Michelle Heffner on Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:13 pm

Ashley Pickin wrote:Can't wait to finish my Cheek Art Encyclopedia! haha... I hope Michelle likes mine! Wink

We shall see.. you know my PayPal address right?

: )

~Michelle
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Re: 3 Minute Cheek Art Book Review

Post by twinkletattoos on Sun May 16, 2010 2:02 pm

was gonna buy this, but now i'm on the fence...i don't wanna read a ton of text

shannon--so funny you point out the art isn't even on the cheeks...strange for a cheek art book
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