I have a bunch of books that are in my queue of books to read!
1. ACRYLIC REVOLUTION: I had been wanting to read this one but never picked up a copy. When I was at the library today, this book was in the sale shelf. It's pretty dinged up, but still readable (and practically free).
2. Journal It!: Perspectives in Creative Journaling: I have read a lot of reviews on various blogs about this book, so I ordered a copy for myself while I was Christmas shopping. It's very inspirational and the artwork is very interesting. It's a good one!
3. Lenore Tawney: Signs on the Wind: Postcard Collages Exactly what the title says it is.. collages on postcards. Two things that I love... collages and postcards. My husband bought this one for me for Christmas. Thanks, Andrew!
4. Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit I learned about this book (and I think the Lenore Tawney one) from Kelly Kilmer's blog. I got this from a relative for Christmas! I can't wait to read it.
5. Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design This is another discarded book from the library that I picked up today. There's a lot of interesting typography, graphic design, illustrations and drawings in this book.
6. We're Birds of a Feather--- vintage kids inspirational book. This was on the shelf next to the other ones at the library, so I grabbed it to cut up for my art journal.
|From the Learning by Heart book.|
|From Learning by Heart|
|Lenore Tawney's postcard collages|
|charming illustrations ready to be cut out and glued in my journal|
|From the Acrylic Revolution book|
|From the Fingerprint book|
If those books aren't enough to inspire you, be sure to check out the new FEATURING magazine! I have two articles in the magazine.. one about balancing motherhood and artmaking and the other about the Featured Blogger: Ihanna. There is some amazing artwork in the magazine and the quality of the pages are scrumptious. The magazine ships from the Netherlands and good news-- the shipping costs have been lowered for international shipping.
** I have not been paid to promote any of these publications. I am an Amazon affiliate, which means if you click on the links of the books and end up buying anything I get a *small* percentage to use as Amazon store credit.. which means I can buy more books and tell you about them! **