Sunday, October 21, 2007

Two awesome new books at Barnes and Noble

I'm a sucker for technique books. I think most of my crafting friends know that about me. I mean, really.....how many books can one person own on the subject of collage? Apparently, not enough! LOL! Last night, we went to Barnes and Noble and I had a stack of eight books and magazines to devour. I mean they were so good, I had forgotten about my caramel macchiatto. I picked up "Living the Creative Life" by Rice Freeman-Zachery. Awesome book. She is an awesome mixed media artist, in her own right. Her book profiles various mixed-media artists, their styles, tips and tricks. Alas, the pocket book only limited me to a couple of purchases. The first one is called "Mixed Media Collage: An Exploration of Contemporary Artists, Methods and Materials." I like the book because it explores the use of computer technology, cloth (textiles), natural elements, paints, ink, transfer-techniques; and, it has a tutorial from one of my favorite contemporary mixed-media artists, Teesha Moore:

The other book that made it into my shopping bag is called "In This House. A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques" by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn. What an excellent book! If you enjoy creating altered journals, or if you participate in Circle Journal swaps, this book might pique your interest. It's paperback, with more than 120 pages of delicious examples of altered pages and artists' tricks and tips:

2 comments:

Kim H. said...

OMG OMG OMG....I off to the big city for some new books! You know I love love love Teesha Moore too! I way to excited..thanks for the great reviews!!!

I just looked at the house book on amazon last night...how weird is that? It is a sign I need that book! right?

Anonymous said...

I think I would like the second book better. Thanks for the review.
Debbie C.