Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Secret Sunday was the first project and the links to all the secrets can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The Book Guild is the second project and Chapter 5 starts right now!
All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite art books. The Book Guild will present this list, along with links, book reviews, giveaways, and interviews with many of your favorite authors. And as members of The Guild, I am hoping YOU will participate by leaving comments related to the books in each post - for example thoughts, book reviews, personal experiences, or a link back to your own blog posts that include artwork based on a project in the listed book.
Chapter 5: Transformation
Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art by Michael de Meng is a favorite of both Pam McKnight and Rebeca Trevino.
Joanne Archer selected The Altered Object: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Terry Taylor as one of her favorites.
Found Object Art by Dorothy Spencer was chosen as a favorite by Leighanna Light.
Leighanna chose the second in the series, Found Object Art II by Tina Skinner, as a favorite as well.
The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery : Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More by Karen Michel was a favorite of both Becky New and Elizabeth.
The book Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art: Creating Unique Images and Objects by Diane Maurer-Mathison was a favorite of Sharmon Davidson.
One favorite of Judith Stadler was Carolyn A. Dahl's Transforming Fabric: Thirty Creative Ways to Paint, Dye, and Pattern Cloth.
One of &rew's choices for favorite is Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov.
Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Products by Jane Ann Wynn is a favorite of Debrina.