Category Archives: Book Reviews

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

Creative Lettering – Techniques & Tips from Top Artists

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation. Graham Greene If … Continue reading

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Book Review | Creative Illustration Workshop for mixed-media Artists

The stories are all there, just waiting to be told – by you or me or whoever. Katherine Dunn In her book, called Creative Illustration workshop for mixed-media Artists (seeing, sketching, storytelling and using found materials), artist Katherine Dunn talks … Continue reading

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Journal it! 19 Perspectives in Creative Journaling

Book review time today again. Yay! I’ve been reading and enjoying Jenny Doh’s book Journal It! and thought you might like it too! It’s one of those books with techniques from many different artists, showing bits of their individual style. … Continue reading

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Bookreview | The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman

There are sooo many books on mixed media, painting, art journaling and drawing these days that I am amazed every time a new one comes out. Many of them includes ideas on how to work with collage elements on a … Continue reading

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Life Artist by Ali Edwards – a book review

Through the photos I took, I was able to see (litterally see) how really amazing and lucky and blessed I was. /Ali Edwards Even though I don’t call myself a scrapbooker I am a huge fan of Ali Edwards. We … Continue reading

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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 by Tara Swiger

Market Yourself by Tara Swiger (A Marketing System for Smart and Creative Business Owners) – this is a book review by me, iHanna. Enjoy! Tara Swiger is a blogger and yarn maker that has now dived into writing a whole … 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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