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The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art, by Katherine Duncan Aimone

The Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art, by Katherine Duncan Aimone is a lovely, lavishly illustrated book to inspire fiber and fabric artists. It’s like attending a stylish, wearable art fashion show in the comfort of your own home. In 171 pages — on high-quality paper — you’ll see an array of wonderful wearables by fiber artists based in the United States. Two insightful essays introduce readers to the evolving scene… Read More »

Color Choices, by Stephen Quiller

Color Choices – Making Color Sense Out of Color Theory, by Stephen Quiller is a visually inspiring book for painters, especially landscape and still life painters. Does it actually make “color sense out of color theory”?  I’m not so sure, but I’m also not sure if that matters. Stephen Quiller has created his own color wheel, and that helps to demonstrate the qualities of color.  However, if you’re new to… Read More »

Secrets of Rusty Things

Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art, by Michael de Meng, is a visual delight for mixed-media and found object artists. It’s also an insightful book for fans of Mr. de Meng’s work, or those who want to understand how artists think and work. What it is not: A step-by-step guide to working with specific tools and materials to create art from found objects.  (If you want step-by-step… Read More »

Moira Huntly’s Sketchbook Secrets

Moira Huntly’s Sketchbook Secrets, by Moira Huntly, will inspire you to carry sketching supplies all the time. It’s an especially good book to read when you’re planning a trip, and want to keep an illustrated travel journal while you’re on the road. Or, if you’re participating in an all-day sketching marathon (like a “sketchcrawl”), you may refer to this book often, as you prepare for the day. I’ve looked at… Read More »

Taking the Leap

Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist, by Cay Lang, is a good and important book for anyone who’s serious about a career in art. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you look at the broad field of art and art careers. (I tried to keep the list short at my Squidoo page about Art Careers. It’s still overwhelming.) You need a starting point. One of my… Read More »