"A Book Must be the Ax, for the Frozen Sea Within Us..." (Kafka)
There is no better cure for creative block (the frozen sea!) , than an inspiring book (the ax!) In the market for a new book, after researching about 10 books, I decided to purchase the next in a series of books I already own written by artist/author, Sandra Meech - Connecting Art to Stitch.
I already have Contemporary Quilts and Creative Quilts: Inspiration, Texture & Stitch: - both written by Meech, and I can't tell you how many times I have gone to both of them for inspiration or instruction. I knew by purchasing this most recent book - I couldn't go wrong.
This new book (copyright 2009) is laid out very similar to her other books with a section on, "Using this Book", as well as five additional sections outlining various techniques and procedures, discussing materials, use, providing examples, and in many cases - "exercises" that really drive home the points she is trying to make, while reinforcing basic design principles. Yay!
Hey - do you have a favorite "go to" book in your art/craft/quilting/mixed media library? Do tell.