I’m reading Alphabetica – An A-Z Technique Guide For Collage & Book Artists by Lynne Perrella.

I really enjoyed her first book (Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks), it made me start a visual journal, doing collages wish lead me to the world of ATC and trading them, which lured me in to other mixed media adventures and sites and finally made me to what I am today. Crazy for new things, doing something creative every day.

Favorite cat and favorite book Alphabetica - An A-Z Creativity Guide for Collage and Book Artists  - Photo Copyright Hanna Andersson

Smilla, not very interested in mixed media really, is checking out why there is a book on the bed…

Lynne Perrella’s second book, Alphabetica was not such a revolution (of course) to me as the first book, but I still enjoy this one a lot. The letters and numbers are really her style, and I understand why she choose this theme for her book. Her art is so vibrant and colorful, I wish I had that kind of energy. I’ll need to experiment more with colours during this autumn I think!

But it is not only Lynne Perrella’s art in the book. I find most of my favorite blogging artists here, like Claudine Hellmuth and Teesha Moore. And a new favorite Shirley Ende-Saxe. They add their thoughts on journaling, tips on techniques and descriptions of how to try this yourself.

The best part of the book is the pictures of journal spreads, decorated book covers, details of paint and lists of “influences” and workshops in the end of the book. I can recommend this book to anyone who wants a boost of fresh inspiration.

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