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 13 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 last week's giveaway for a copy of Journal Revolution so generously offered by author Linda Woods. The lucky winner is Annell from Somethings I Think About. Congratulations! Please contact me via email with your mailing address. And if you didn't win, you can purchase Linda's book here.
Chapter 13: Cornucopia
The book brings you back to the playground and takes the refreshing approach of looking at collage as a child looks at art - with discovery, fun, and abundant creativity. But Collage Playground is not child's play. While many of the techniques presented would already be familiar to a veteran collage artist, this book also covers such diverse areas as paper weaving, fiber collage, transparency art, positive and negative stenciling, using vellum, and creating your own collage sheets. Many projects have been included, with detailed material lists and clear step-by-step instructions and photographs. Helpful tips are sprinkled throughout as sidebars.
The cover is a good example of the type of images you will find inside, as it is actually created using pieces from multiple projects from the book. While the style of the art in this book does not match my own, the beauty of Collage Playground is that, with a little imagination, all the techniques and projects in the book can be easily adapted to any style at all.
It is giveaway time again. One lucky person will win a copy of Collage Playground, hot off the presses. Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday July 10th. Then visit again for the next installment of The Book Guild on Sunday July 11th to see who won!