I love Carla Sonheim and her work. Her work is simple and yet complex, straighforward but has deeper meaning or messages just like her. I have always seen her as an original artist who was dancing to her own beat which is why she has been a teacher at artfest for years. In this day and age when we are all inspired by so many artists, she always stood out to me as just Carla...no influences (that I could detect) from the latest issue of somerset magazine, for instance. I'm thrilled to finally get to see her new book (which I have a couple doodles in). I took a 3-day workshop from her and just like her drawings, she took me back to the simple pleasures of creating for the sheer joy of it and truly playing without thinking of the outcome. In the end, I learned alot and remembered alot that I had forgotten all these years. I am inspired after reading through this book to get back to drawing everyday...(notice the lapse in my drawing journal pages lately?).
By the way, she still has some space in her workshops at Journalfest happening this october too. She is a fabulous teacher and this book really is worth having on your bookshelf.