It’s a bit different on my desk today as I have just started working on a new project.
You may have noticed that a pile of books is occupying most of the space – It is mostly made up of the cairn that has been accreting (yes that is a real word – and probably the most accurate one for the process that has occurred!!) next to my bed. These are just a few of my collection – which has got so big I broke my bookworm!
What it boils down to is this: I love books. I have always loved books and up until not long ago had a serious fiction habit which has now become a serious non-fiction Art/ Craft/Creativity addiction.
So I am going to choose a top 20 to begin with and review the books from the artists point of view. Are there lots of useful techniques? Are they flexible and transferable? Do the projects have good explanations or is the author just showing us what they have made?
On the whole I am quite careful about researching before I buy but as most of the time these books are too specialist for High Street shops they have to be bought online. .
As for the bird: it’s a brooch I’ve made using the Tim Holtz, Sizzix Alterations die.
It’s made with sugar frosted felt – my own special recipe – 🙂 though it probably wouldn’t taste too nice.
So I’m off to go through my shelves and decide on a Top 20. If you have a favourite arty book please share – it would be great to know which ones are really rated by people apart from me!!