Thursday, September 27, 2012

Book Bonanza


So many books, so little time. Here are just a few of the titles that I am looking forward to exploring...


This book from Julie Prichard and Chris Cozen looks like it will be a reference guide to refer back to again and again. It is hard-covered and spiral bound, so it will lay flat. We have to wait until April 2013   until it is released but it is available for pre-order now.


I love Dina Wakley's creative style. Think splatters, splotches, scribbles, scratches, spritzes, splashes, and sprays. And of course color. This books looks to be a great combination of art gallery and art lesson. It goes on sale February 2013 but can be pre-ordered now.


From Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson, the duo who brought us Surface Treatment Workshop. This book focuses on creative ways to reuse our own art and our scraps (and who doesn't have a ton of those?). Officially available in January 2013, it is currently available for pre-order.

Photo Craft: Creative Mixed Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs

Susan Tuttle and Christy Hydeck bring us Photo Craft, which highlights both digital and mixed media techniques to use with your photographs. There inclusion of apps and iPhoneography seems particularly useful. It releases in November 2013 but can be pre-ordered now.


This book is hot off the presses, having just been released on September 19th. It looks to take art journaling off the traditional page and to provide a series of unique and non-traditional formats for journaling, including boxes, scrolls and cards.


This new book from Jenny Doh, due in December 2013, looks fantastic. It highlights the journal work of 19 artists, some very well known and some completely new to me. There are step-by-step journal projects, examples of journal pages, and tips. The range of styles is inspired. Pre-order now.


The newest from Danny Gregory. This book shares the journal pages he created in the wake of his wife's death and may just be his most personal and intimate book to date. It is being released in November 2012 but is currently available for preorder.

18 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for the mention, Seth! It's a great feeling to be finished with the book....and very exciting to know our hearts and souls will be in print soon!

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I'd like to check out Photocraft. Curious about what's in it.

Rebeca Trevino said...

Seth, i am always amazed at your ability to keep so many 'balls' in the air at the same time!
to my adavantage however, cause i always take away something good when i stop by!
cheers!

Caatje said...

Oh yes, that's what I needed, MORE books! :-) Well, truth be told, I knew about most of these titles, but seeing them altogether in your post just makes me realise how big my wish list is becoming. There's of course no such thing as too many books, only too little time and shelf space. ;-)

Sandy said...

Seth,

Thank you for the great reviews for these new books, I will be on the hunt for a few of them to add to my library. Have a great day!

*jean* said...

thanks for the reviews, seth...i wasn't aware that julie/chris had a book in the works! took 2 of their fantastic online courses so will be nice to have a reference book!!

audrey said...

Seth, you are certainly right about TOO LITTLE TIME!! I wish I had enough to sit down and read through all of these amazing books. Alas, I guess I will have to do it little by little over a lengthy period of time. Thanks for reviewing them and making us aware.
audrey

Parabolic Muse said...

Dear Seth;

My only edit is that I wish you'd listed these in reverse chronological order.

Love,
Chris

Parabolic Muse said...

What I really wanted to say is, this is SO COOL! I am really looking forward to asking people to buy these for me!! These are lookin good.

ArtPropelled said...

Decisions, decisions! There are at least 2 that I'll put on my wish list. Thanks Seth.

Darlene K Campbell said...

Well, Seth..look what you've done...caused a book nut to go nuttier. I think we all should put these on our Christmas lists. I do appreciate the heads up about these coming! Thank you!

Carol said...

Hmm-I want them all!

Elizabeth said...

Danny Gregory's book sounds fascinating.
So much to read!

Chris Cozen said...

Thanks, Seth! All that hard work really paid off. We are truly excited to be at the end of this part of the journey and awaiting the next.

Jill Zaheer said...

Thanks for such a comprehensive listing of all these superb art books. Who needs the sunday New York Times book review when we have you!!

Robert said...

All of these titles look yummy! The books the peke my curiosity the most, here, are "Acrylic Solutions," "Mixed media Revolution," and "Alternative Art Journals." I'm also delighted that Danny Gregory is releasing a new book. Though "A Kiss Before You Go" concerns a tragic event in his own life, his willingness to share this deeply personal story, and by so doing, help so many others, shows his innate capacity to use both his art, and his words for the purpose of healing. Thank you, Seth, for helping to keep us all up-to-date in the world of art publishing!

layers said...

I am always on the look out for new books so thanks for sharing.. I did see a few that I will look into..

Gwen Buchanan said...

Great books to have on any artists shelves!