The following are some books that I've been digging lately;
How To Be An Explorer Of The World by Keri Smith. I love everything Keri does. She always has the best ideas and a unique way of sharing them with readers. Love this book for creative slumps...or even a saturday afternoon.
Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts. I have had the pleasure to see Kelly absolutely blossom after first meeting her at one of my Artfest retreats. Her style and graciousness as a person is delightful. This book is chock full of projects with step by step instructions and tons of photos. She includes the work of 7 other artists as well, all of whom I know and are equally talented and big hearted. Highly recommended.
What It Is by Lynda Barry. This is hands down the best book to come across my desk for years. It is basically a reproduction of her journal or journal-like daily entries. She has a style that gets my creative adrenaline racing and a very deep insight into life and how we need to react to it. I LOVE this book and have been super duper inspired by it. Must have!
Sage-ing While Age-ing by Shirley Maclaine. I was recently talking about this book to some women and one of them piped up that shirley was so full of herself. I TOTALLY disagree. She is opinionated and she doesn't keep her mouth shut...MORE POWER TO HER!!! I think she is very intelligent and deeply intuitive. If someone says something that you disagree with, fine. Disagree. But don't try to shut her up because of it. Can you tell this is a big pet peeve of mine? This book touches on so many subjects that I read entire books about. It's all stuff that will stretch your mind in a good way. But it is all stuff you should at least know about instead of keeping your head in the sand. If only more women would just speak up about things they feel strongly about, this world be a different place.
Art, Skateboarding & Life by Andy Howell. A montage of art. The book is chock full of it. Great inspiration and ideas. Loved it.