Saturday, February 25, 2006
Secret Confessions of a Bookstore Jotter
I'll admit it, I'm not rich. I just can't buy all the books and magazines I drool over at Borders and B&N. I wish I could, but I have a voracious appetite for reading and books, so what is a girl to do? DD and I love to go to Borders, grab a coffee & muffin (she gets a Kahlua Mocha Freeze - expensive little suckers...), some books and mags and plop down and read for hours.
Here is the confession: I bring my journal and a pen. I sketch out ideas from the art books and mags, write down websites to visit, companies to look up, things I 'wish' to buy, techniques to try. I write down names of new books, so I can order them through the library. The problem is, I feel guilty! Like I need to hide my journal so no one working there knows! Does anyone else do this? It feels almost like walking through a donut store, licking the donuts just for a taste, but not buying any. KWIM?
Well, while I was feeling guilty jotting down ideas and notes, these are the fabulous books I looked through today (You should give them a gander.):
Collage With Color - Jane Davies
Art Stamping Workshop - Gloria Page (it was so WEIRD that I happened to pick this one up! Not 10 mins before, I was at Michaels and bought a rubber stamp carving kit with my 40% off coupon! This book talked all about doing that!)
Fabric Art Journals - Pam Sussman (even if you have never sewed a lick, this book is going to make you go in search of a needle, thread and/or sewing machine. YUM!)
Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and other Adventures in Bookmaking - Holly Harrison (yummy illustrations)
Collage Sourcebook (I HAVE to own this book!)
Complete Guide to Altered Imagery (I'll admit, I had this out from the library for the last month but had to give it back. I couldn't stand it. I had to look at it again at the bookstore. It's on my list to own as well.)
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