Books and latest inspiration

I feel a bit of excitement. Another student signed up for a class I’m teaching next week. I was working in the studio this morning experimenting with burning fabric with a wood burning tool. Not exactly what I expected but different things emerged that I liked especially the color of  the  burned muslin.

I’m now reading Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast recommended by Natalie Goldberg in her book Writing Down the Bones. I love reading or hearing about an artist’s process and both of these books are very engaging. You have my high recommendation. I picked up both these books at the library. If there’s any way I don’t have to accumulate more stuff it’s a good thing.

Mapping the Intelligence of Artist Work: An Explorative Guide to Making, Thinking and Writing arrived today. I ordered  it after seeing Kathy deRosas‘ copy. We’re in a crit group put on by Lisa Kokin and I find the relationship building and personal growth invaluable.

I’ve been struggling with my work lately and Victoria May encouraged me to  honor my own process directing me to two artists Brad Brown and Nigel Poor who emphasize their process in their art.

I just discovered the wonderful collage work of Clare Goddard thanks to this Pinterest page of Ali Edwards.



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