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 8 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.
Thanks to everybody who entered their name into my double book giveaway from the last meeting of The Book Guild. There were 94 entries and 2 winners. JeriAnn from Commuter's Journal won a copy of Digital Expressions. Glenda from Glenda's Artscapes won a copy of The Journal Junkies Workshop. Congratulations to you both! Please contact me via email with your mailing address. And keep visiting on Sundays for The Book Guild as there are many more giveaways to come!
Chapter 8: LK Ludwig
Several of LK's books were listed as favorites in the artist survey:
Sally Turlington and LaWendula both chose Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media as a favorite.
Leslie Marsh selected Mixed-Media Nature Journals: New Techniques for Exploring Nature, Life, and Memories as her favorite.
And now, hot off the presses is the newest art journaling book from LK Ludwig. It is called Creative Wildfire and it is sure to generate some creative heat. Publication date is set for June 1.
As stated on amazon.com, "This lush, visual book is a must-have volume for both beginning and experienced art journalers. Each chapter presents crucial, basic information for how to get started, and is layered with in-depth sidebars and activities covering advanced techniques, approaches to working, as well as interviews with well-known journaling artists. The book comes with a beautiful blank journal in a take-along size (made from paper upcycled from the printing process), ready to catch your daily inspirations."
I am pleased to say that along with an interview, you can find my handmade travel journal from my 2008 trip to Greece featured in LK's new book.
To see more of my journal as previously posted on my blog, click here and here.
Creative Wildfire is available for purchase on amazon.com here.