Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Are you in need of inspiration...(and who isn't?)....

Ok, I will admit to being a bookstore stalker, I'm in there on an almost daily basis. What am I looking for? Well, I'm glad you asked! I'm searching for INSPIRATION!!!!!!

It's a longing that just rarely goes away......and it's actually been somewhat of a "dry" spell for moi in that department, for a myriad of reasons...my studio is a mess, dh and I have signed on as auction chairs for dd's school auction for the second year in a row, my studio is a mess (wait, did I already mention that?), lack of any real focus, being negative about my art because I don't (in my little bubble of a world) sell what I think is "enough" of it to even justify making more. And just how dumb is that?  I should be making art just for the joy of making art!
Today while perusing at a bookstore I came across this gem of a new book. My heart started beating faster because it's been exactly what I've been searching for....the direction I'd love to go with my art.
I just can't wait to really be able to sit down with this book and start creating...right after I clean up my studio (did I mention it's a mess?).
Thank you to author Annie Lockhart for writing this book!!! I need it so badly right now :).

3 comments:

Lori said...

thank you for sharing that book...i just LOVE assemblage...and that looks like it has some amazing work in it...i will have to add it to my amazon wish list for sure...

Trishia said...

Oh....I still have some funds left on a Christmas gift card at Barnes and Noble --- I think you've given me an idea as to how to spend it, Gail! It looks very intriguing, informative and inspiration.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Yep...I'll have to add it to my Amazon wishlist too...always looking for new inspiration.