Friday, June 13, 2008

Near & Dear Art Books Lists

Someone asked me today what art books I hold near and dear, which books I own and which I covet. Well, here you go!

Near & Dear (that I own):
Mixed Media Explorations
Artist Trading Cards, An Anthology of ATCs
Altered Art
Collage Discovery Workshop 1 & 2
Altered Books Workshop
Artist Trading Card Workshop
Collage Unleashed
Artists' Journals & Sketchbooks
True Colors (just won on Ebay!)

Those I Covet:
Altered Curiosities
The Complete Guide To Altered Imagery (I've checked this out numerous times)
Big A** Book of Crafts
1000 Artist Trading Cards
In This House
Mixed Emulsions
Acrylic Revolution
Secret of Rusty Things
Visual Chronicles (I've changed my mind about this, like it now)
Collage, Artplay for Your Creative Spirit (2009 Calendar I want)

New Books I'm Checking out (undecided yet):
Bent, Bound & Stitched
Semiprecious Salvage
Drawing from Life
Wide Open
Altered: Art Projects
Living the Creative Life
Art From the Heart

Knit Aid
What It Is
The Art of Personal Imagery
Mixed Media Collage
Art Journals & Creative Healing
True Vision (out in July 2008)
A Charming Exchange (out in July 2008)
The Artful Storybook (out in July 2008)
1000 Artist Journal Pages (out in July 2008)
Canvas Remix (out in July 2008)
Mixed Media Collage Jewelry (out in Aug 2008)
Naughty Secretary Club (out in Aug 2008)
Taking Flight (out in Sept 2008)
Mixed Media Self Portraits (out in Sept 2008)
Interactive Art Workshop (out in Nov 2008)
Mixed Mania (out in Nov 2008)
Exhibition 36 (out in Dec 2008)
Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing (out in Feb 2009)

Tell me your favorite books, books you're checking out and maybe something that I've missed!

Tomorrow: Contest/Drawing you can win!


artisticdiva said...

I just stumbled across your blog. Wow what a great list of books to reference. I just moved my own blog, and am searching for my blog roll. I'll definitely add you to mine. I'm at

BTW I'm from Missouri, too.

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

Hey look I'm on your list hooray! I have several of the books you mentioned and heart them as well. I vote for you giving Bent, Bound and Stitched a whirl. Josie was one of my fave guests on Craft Lab and always had clever collage ideas. I'm going to have to click through your list I don't know all of those titles. I'm kind of addicted to craft books :)