Creative Books for Your Library

August 27, 2009


I think all artist’s are addicted to books.  All of my students mention this everywhere I go.  Most of them have books that they have only looked at the pictures, never read.   I think this means that we are in search of inspiration and possibilities for our work.  Since art is an expression of something we’re trying to communicate, (a feeling, color, light, design, whatever the focus is), we’re always looking for better ways to communicate that expression.  Being visual oriented beings translates into relying heavily on pictures.  I love the library!  I have so many books there.  =)

Here are some newly published books to spark your art:Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes

‘Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes’ by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio –  Lindly and Maggie are color queens that have team- taught  many fabulous color workshops around the U.S. and it’s about time that they put their great perspective into print form.   This should be on every artist’s list to at least see because we can always learn more about color.

The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real

‘The Creative Entrepreneur: a DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real’ by Lisa Sonora Beam – for those visually dependent folks that want a fun book on a serious subject!

Art Revolution: Alternative Approaches for Fine Artists and Illustrators

‘Art Revolution’ by Lisa Cyr – This book has been described as a gift.  It contains a mix of how other artists approach their own work combined with a variety of techniques to develop your own work.  The combinations of mixing mediums is especially interesting.



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