Category Archives: Book Review

I review books about art, craft, mixed media, living a good life and happiness.

Create your own free-form quilts – a book review

Hi there crafter! Time for some sewing I think. As a quilter you know that the ruler is your best friend when quilting, right? But in this book quilter Rayna Gillman presents a few easy ways to cut strips without … Continue reading

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Book review: Market Yourself

Market Yourself (A Marketing System for Smart and Creative Business Owners) – this is a book review & a giveaway. Because it’s December after all! Tara Swiger is a blogger and yarn maker that has now dived into writing a … Continue reading

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One Artist’s Journal by Orly Avinery

I’ve finished reading Orly Avinery’s self-published book One Artist’s Journal and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys. I am a big fan of Orly’s artwork, published in art journal form on her blog. She is great with words … Continue reading

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Bookreview | The Pulse of mixed media

The successful artist finds a way to mine their inner emotions and reveal these through their art in a way that is compelling. I believe the force behind this process is passion. /Seth Apter The Pulse of Mixed Media – … Continue reading

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Book review: Painted pages by Sarah Ahearn

Today’s post is a book review of Sarah Ahearn’s book Painted pages – Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks & Mixed Media, but also a reflection on pretty books. I got Sarah’s book not because I wanted to learn something from her, … Continue reading

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Collage journeys by Jane Davies

Collage is all about taking imagery and materials out of their original contexts, or circumstances, and putting them in new ones. At its best, collage is about recontextualizing materials, giving them new life and new meaning. Jane Davies Today’s post … Continue reading

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Raw Art Journaling by Quinn McDonald

There is quite a lot to read in the book Raw Art Journaling, so it’s taken me some time to get through it all. Part of it I read at the beach in August. And now it’s time to review … Continue reading

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Review of a book about Book Arts

A few months back I wrote a review of a book in the series Masters from Lark Books, called Collage. But while I love that book and everything about collages, I’m not over the moon about this new one… It … Continue reading

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How to find Found Faces + bookreview

Do you ever notice unexpected faces in your surrounding? If not, you will after reading this super cute photography book called Found Faces. I really love this book! It’s filled to the brim with faces that jumps at you (in … Continue reading

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Bookreview: Creative Bloom with fabric and wire

Have you ever made a craft project combining wire with fabric? And would you believe that those two odd materials together could be combined into several awesome projects that fill a whole craft book? And that that craft book would … Continue reading

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