Books about Mixed Media, Art quilts & Art Journaling

So many new and precious books coming out right now! I can’t chose!

1000 journals now on DVDThe Creative Entrepreneur A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real  (click to read more at Amazon)Right now I’m very close to ordering the book The Creative Entrepreneur (A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real) by cool author Lisa Sonora Beams and the inspiring new DVD 1000 journals. I want both, but I always hesitate before shopping online… There are sooo many new books coming out all the time that I find my self browsing through them, adding them to my wish list and trying to weigh needs, cravings, costs and needs together before buying.

These are just a very few of the many great books that have come out recently that I wish I could look through right now (click on the books you want to read more about):
Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint Mixed Media Ideas o Inspiration Exhibition 36 Mixed Media Demonstrations + Exploration (copyright Hanna Andersson) Book inspiration Encaustic workshop

Creative paint workshop Creative Awakenings Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art collage journeys

Stitching to Dye in Quilt Art Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists

Altered Art Circus Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, and Assemblages Mixed Mania by Debbi Crane Art quilts at play

Zen Habits Handbook for Life  (click to read more at Amazon)I have a passion for books. You can find my book recommendations on the page Love These Books page with links to some reviews I’ve posted on this blog. I occasionally splurge on a few books from the US, and those I savor and read slowly and with lots of joy. But before that, I add all the books I think looks interesting to my Wish List, it is a great place to help gather my thoughts and not buy books I don’t need. Or ten books on the same subject…

I’ve said it before, but it’s still true, my favorite book on art and art journaling is the first one I ever read by Lynne Perrella and it’s called Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages! Get it and be inspired!

Do you have a favorite inspiration book that you turn to over and over again?

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14 Responses to Books about Mixed Media, Art quilts & Art Journaling

  1. Anna says:

    Sj?lv har jag varit n?ra att k?pa din bok… Tyv?rr har det inte blivit av. Jag gillar det du g?r! :o)

  2. I have to put some of these books on my “to buy” list! I love the covers of “Art Circus” and “Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint” – thanks!

    I also wanted to tell you that I am looking for artists who would post about the inspiring things around their studios. Please see my entry here:

    I would love it if you would do a post about stuff that inspires you and post some studio photos to share and then link from the comment section of my website. I love to learn about the things that inspire other artists that they keep around them every day.


  3. Laura says:

    Hanna – I totally recommend Creative Entrepreneur. When I gave away my extra copy on my blog, I totally thought of you. I have had a hard time getting through it because I am not a disciplined journaler, but I think you will really enjoy it!

  4. Lenna says:

    Gosh I would love a copy of this book, it looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous books with us.

  5. Hanna,
    I have the Cloth Doll book. It’s an interesting book, but may not be one I decide to hang on to. If I decide to give it up, I’ll send it you.

    Amy in Austin

  6. DeeAnn says:

    Thank you for the list of books. There are so many treasures. What books inspire me? Believe it or not Anais Nin. When I saw your posts a few days ago about her I squealed in delight. I found the most delicious magazine this weekend that I splurged on. It’s from Somerset Studio & the magazine is called Journaling. I thought you should be in it. The magazine is full of inspiration. I get a lot of inspiration from Somerset Studio and blogs.

  7. Kim Mailhot says:

    Hi Hanna !
    Lynne Perella’s book was the one that started it all for me too ! When I saw the artwork in it’s pages, I felt a thrill inside, like I had finally found the art that was meant for me !

    I also love Lynne’s book “Alphabetica” ( which shares the art work of a group of art journal artists around the theme of the alphabet. I get inspired to try something new every time I open it.

    Another book that has been great fun with techniques to try in my art work is “Artist Trading Card Workshop” by Bernie Berlin
    ( What I love about this one is how clearly the how-to’s are set up and how easy the steps are to follow as you try out Bernie’s techiques. The trading card techniques are easily applied to art journals !
    I love, love love books too. If I had an unlimted budget, that would be the #1 thing I would spend my money one, even before art supplies and funky shoes ! Thanks for sharing some of your favs with us !

  8. Genevieve says:

    Once again, Hanna – you have totally inspired me! Thanks for the book ideas and mostly, thanks for sharing ALL of your ideas and work.
    So many times, if I am stuck on a bit of artwork, I go to your site for inspiration. Your collages are so fresh and “painty” that I usually have to rush back to the worktable and paint! :-) You are awesome. I really appreciate your boundless creativity and the fact you share it with the world.

  9. Maria says:

    Jag ?r lite inne p? tatueringar som du f?rst?r ;) Kanske ?r det h?r ngt f?r fr?ken fr?ken!
    Hoppas allt ?r fint, KRAMAR!

  10. Cathy says:

    Wow, so many wonderful books Hanna. All those delicious illustrations. You are making my mouth water and my book token which I had for Christmas is burning a hole in my bag…lol. Must spend it soon.

  11. U2Kitteh says:

    Hi Hanna! =c)

    I have Mixed Media and I totally love it. I think that the bright colors and fun patterns they use are your style. There’s a bit of everything (fabric, paper, assemblage,etc) and it’s also very humourous! It was written by two artists who only knew each other through the internet until the book was finished! There is also lots of pictures and step by step instructions for everything. It’s great. ;)
    I want to get Exhibition 36 so bad! If you end up getting that one please give a review as I can’t seem to find it around here to flip through.
    No thanks for showing me TWO books that I hadn’t ever seen and now must have (Creative Paint Workshop and Collage Journeys). Hehe, just kidding! You are too wonderful for sharing. THANKS!

  12. Chris says:

    Isn’t that Perrella book awesome?! That’s the first one I ever read, too. And I love Susan Tuttle’s book. I go to it again and again.

  13. Amy says:

    I would recommend the Creative Entrepreneur. It’s amazing – and really gets me thinking!

  14. trish says:

    I have the Collage Journeys and Susan Tuttle’s book, they’re both great! Thanks for the other recommendations too, I love new books;)

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