Inspiration: Quirky favorite books

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Have you seen that the awesome Orly Avinary has published her journal pages in a self published book called One Artist Journal? I’ve already ordered a copy, because I think this might be one of those must-haves. We will see. Once I have it I will get back to you with a review. I know I already savor the way she writes out questions and snippets of wisdom in her posts. If you wanna peek inside the book already, Teesha Moore has posted a few example of the pages. Have a look, then make sure to order this one for summer reading!

I think self publishing rocks! I’ve even got a pinterest board named that! And if we do get some rainy days this summer I would love to expand my own list of self published books!

Another book that I really like is What It Is by Lynda Barry. Sister Diane wrote a great review of it this week, expressing my own feelings about how awesome this one is. It’s a favorite in my inspiration library. I adore the crazy, quirky and strange style of Lynda’s book! It’s a drawn/written journal/biography/book about writing with lots of prompts, doodles and ideas + awesome details – a keeper in my library. As I think about it I understand I also need her other book made in the same way, called Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book. It’s about why we forget that drawing is fun and how we can find that happiness through drawing again!

What book do you wanna read this summer?

2 Responses

  1. These books all look interesting, Hanna…I appreciate the suggestions. Orly’s book of her journal looks pretty amazing. I have such a bookshelf of books I should spend time with, and yet I’m already contemplating another Amazon order…I just can’t stop myself!

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