• Everyday Life

    Books I Love – 3

    This one is for people who like to take a deep dive into art history. I found it through an interlibrary loan search and it’s a keeper! For those of you who want to continue learning about women artists in history, I recommend Broad Strokes, by Bridget Quinn. The full title is Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order). It’s an interesting read with examples of their work as well as stories about how their work was received during their lives and after. It’s an compelling glance at art history through the lens of women and their work and how they fit in (or…

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    Books I Love – 2

    Today’s book is A Big Important Art Book (Now With Women): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists – and Projects to Help You Become One written by Danielle Krysa founder of The Jealous Curator. I share this title because it’s part of my re-education in art history. Even though I graduated from a women’s college, my art history education was filled with white western men. I’m not maligning my education, I just choose to expand it! A Big Important Art Book has quickly become one of my foundation texts as I curate a collection for this expansion course. (If that kind of workshop sounds interesting, it’s a new course I’m teaching…

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    Books I Love

    For the next few days I’m going to share books I love and am currently reading. Why? Because it’s a great time of year to be inspired. By reading about other artists and creative entrepreneurs, we gather ideas and inspiration. I always think that with each person we meet we change just a little bit. Same goes for the books we read. I’m on a non-fiction binge right now, but fiction is equally inspirational. Let me know if you like the books I share AND share some of your favorite books that inspire you in the comments or on Facebook or Instagram. Today’s book is The Creative Habit: Learn It…

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    Book Club Pick!

    It’s cold and rainy this morning which makes it the perfect day to snuggle in with a good book. It’s also perfect timing to announce our book club pick! Join me in exploring Artful Adventures in Mixed Media by Nathalie Kalbach. If you want to get the book from your favorite local book store head out there and go get it. (This would make a perfect art date.) If you’re more of an “order it and wait for the mail to arrive” person, then by all means click on this link and order it from Amazon. This is an affiliate link, so you’re supporting an artist (ME!) just a bit…