Category Archives: Books/DVDs

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Your Money or Your Life

Years ago I read a book called Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. It was a life changing book, for me, as it opened my eyes to the fact that the money I made represented how … Continue reading

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Add to Your Own Mix with Wikipedia’s List of Colors

I love looking at color groupings, and can spend inordinate amounts of time fingering the paint samples in a building supplies store, or the rows of embroidery floss at a craft or sewing store. I took a number of classes … Continue reading

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Steeling You For Revelation

Read the introduction on poet David Whyte‘s page, and your spirit will be utterly seduced by his: P O E T R Y The poet lives and writes at the frontier between deep internal experience and the revelations of the … Continue reading

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What Can I Say, Except WOW!

I have written about Maggie Grey in this blog a number of times. Her artistic output is legend, and every book she has published is replete with ideas, suggestions, techniques and illustrations to blow your eye sockets (and your mind). … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being Silly

Carla Sonheim is teaching an online drawing class called Drawing, Collage, Color, and Silly. Here’s her scoop: Each day I will create an Activity Sheet just for you. Worksheets may include one (or more) of the following: drawing exercises (can’t … Continue reading

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Celebrate Chaos

I have written about Susan Cornelis before, because her work and her words are fresh, full of energy, and never fail to lift my spirits. Her blog is positive and encouraging. Her humor will have you giggling as you stop … Continue reading

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Textile Bod

Prolific, creative, funny, confident, seriously weird (in a great way: she’ll try anything in her artwork), Maggie Grey describes herself as a textile bod. I have just about every book Maggie has written and am panting for more. Just glancing … Continue reading

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Art Books That Give You the Tools and Impetus to Create Meaningful Art

Last night I got home from work and found a BIG box from Amazon sitting on the inside step. My heart performed a little leap. I waited until supper was done, made myself a soy chai latte, and sat down … Continue reading

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Merle Rosen Stays Tuned to Her Internal Dialogue

It seems to me that Merle Rosen is doing exactly what she wants to do. For one thing, there is a wide variety in her work. She is breaking that rule about getting really good at one thing. Her acrylic … Continue reading

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I Am MAD at Audrey Niffenegger

Before I made an art book of my own, I was only marginally aware of the vast world of hand made art books. Now I can’t stop investigating that world, and Audrey Niffenegger has had some significant success in it. … Continue reading

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