Most of my friends know I have this pact with myself, to add one new book to my library every month. Some months I don’t buy any new ones at all but I do love it when a shiny new book arrives in the mail. YUMMY!!!!!!!
Most of the books I buy are reference books (as opposed to those that contain how-to-do-exactly-what-I-do tutorials).
That’s because I am in a learn, learn, learn phase and since going to workshops given by top artists is out of the question for me right now, I can take a lesson on some interesting technique thru their book.
So with that said you just have to check out my little library widget that I added on my sidebar! It’s just way too cute.
Take Katie Pasquini’s latest, “Color and Composition“. Such a great book that contains a slew of exercises to help you thru the two things that can stump a new quilt artist.
My latest purchase is “Mixed-Media Collage” by Holly Harrison. Holly takes you on a fantastic in-depth journey with five mixed-media artists, going thru step by step (though not a turorial) as the artists make a particular mixed-media piece their own unique way. She then lets you sit in on her interviews with them as they reveal thier thoughts on being artists. Way cool book!
I have always wanted to share the books I’m reading with you and now I get to thru my “Little Library Book Club”.