Sunday, June 13, 2010
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 10 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 10: Countdown
Shirley Ende-Saxe recommended the book Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton because, she said, "it makes me feel so good about being small-time."
Rhomany (AKA Klair Scattergood) included 1000 Journals Project by Brian 'Someguy' Singer as a favorite.
Terry Rafferty selected 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form published by Lark Books as one of her favorites. In fact, she added, that she likes the entire 500 series.
&rew borloz selected 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew by Garth Johnson as one of his favorite books.
As one of her favorite books, Regina Dwarkasing included Art Quilts: A Celebration: 400 Stunning Contemporary Designs published by Lark Books and with an introduction by Robert Shaw.
Among the books that Tracie Huskamp selected as favorites was 5 by Dan Zadra.
As part of her list of favorites Jayne Harnett-Hargrove
selected both One Needle, One Thread: Miao (Hmong) Embroidery and Fabric Piecework from Guizhou, China by Tomoko Torimaru...
...and 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship by Salvador Dali.
1000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations by Dawn DeVries Sokol was listed as a favorite by three of the participants: Frances Pullara, Rhomany, and Ingrid Dijkers, who said "I just can’t get enough of this book. I love the diversity of work and never tire of looking at it all."
Dawn was kind enough to share some thoughts with The Altered Page about her book. "1000 Artist Journal Pages was a great opportunity for me that couldn't have come along at a better time. I wanted to create a book that would inspire ME, so that's what I did. It amazed me that I received submissions from all over the world, including Beirut and Iceland. And it reminded me that we are ALL the same, we all want the same things in life. Creativity is EVERYWHERE, in every corner of the world, which makes it SO beautiful!"
You can visit Dawn here on her blog or click here to be taken to a series of posts on Dawn's blog to read about the making of 1000 AJP.