While animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself. Ayn Rand, The New Intellectual, 1961 (Sublime Spaces, Visionary Worlds)
8/21 The Line Up
Just finished Water for Elephants. I'm the kinda chic who prefers the book to the movie. I couldn't put the book down until it was done! This book is about the memories of a circus vet. It has danger, romance, and murder. A good read for sure!
Sublime spaces and Visionary Worlds: Mary Nohl:
I'm deeply in awe of artists who create no matter what and I find it inspiring that these artist created their own reality and worlds with their art. I'm working on transforming my living room to my own personal gallery and I love that I can read this book in snippets. Just a few of my fav pics from this book.
There are many more great artists in this book!
Until next time,
Book Corner Sunday- 8/7/2011
I usually have at least three or four books going at one time.
The books I'm reading right now are:
#1 Women Who Run With Wolves
This book is so amazing and has touched my life with the retelling of fairy tales as learning stories for women's lives. I'm currently reading it right now. The story that I'm reading is Sealskin, Soulskin
#2 Collage Lab
I'm loving this book as it has 52 investigations to develop your collage style. The art teacher in me absolutely loves the fact that is each investigation has its own learning objective.
The two authors have launched a blog Collage Lab by two: A Year of Collage
dedicated to the new book Collage Lab. They plan to follow the plan and complete the weekly labs over the next year, publishing their findings, opinions, and artwork as they go.
I'm moseying over to that blog pronto!
#3 Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists
I'm finding this book to be very inspiring and has led me to new techniques I have never used before.
I've done collage before but I completely colored my images and backgrounds using watercolor. This go around I'm using imagery from old photos and have playing with backgrounds in new ways. My substrate has changed too. Before I used old posterboard, now I'm placing all of my collages on canvas. Makes it super easy to display.
#4 Except The Queen
Oh my goodness, I just loved this book! Two fey sisters uncover the Queens secret and let it slip out. The Queen banishes them from the world of fairy and they become old, lose their magic and are separated from each other. The book is so charming and I hated it for it to end. I got hooked on the short story in The Fair Folk, then was pleased to find it was a whole book.
So bloggers, I'm wondering: Are you readers? If so what are you reading right now.
Can't wait to read your comments, and I'm sure I'll be heading over to the library for more fabulous books!