i wanted to let you know of two books coming out soon that i was lucky to be a small part of. the first book is cate prato’s (cate is one of cloth/paper/scissors’ wonderful editors) book called Mixed-Media Self Portraits. this book includes self portrait artwork from several artists, essays, creative prompts, and techniques. i have a painting included in this book (it’s on the cover, too!) as well as an essay that explores using self portraits in our artwork as a means toward more meaningful creativity. if you look closely, you’ll see a photo of me (as a baby), my momma, and even my beloved dog Bella on the cover of this book – so fun. you can pre-order this book here.
the second book is LK’s latest book, True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling. it’s also available for pre-order on amazon. totally excited about this book and happy to have a new painting inside its pages. LK is a huge inspiration to me and she taught one of the first creative workshops i’ve ever attended – a gentle, soulful woman. this book is all about authentic and meaningful art journaling and showcases the work of over 25 artists. i hope you check it out!
life has been feeling refreshingly normal lately. no major deadlines looming, no huge projects on the horizon, no internal pressure to do or to accomplish. just regular life that involves john, my dog, reading, friend dates, the gym (have i mentioned that i signed up for several personal training sessions – totally hilarious), and even television (totally hooked to american idol and the bachelor right now – i know, i know). i haven’t felt compelled to paint since artfest and i’m just going with it – waiting for the inspiration to return. it will, but i’m not going to force it. i do have one very exciting possibility in the wings – and oh i can’t wait to share details (hopefully very soon)!
things are feeling a bit quiet in blog world. how are you guys doing?