Thanks to Sian, this book has been traveling about the world for nearly five months. You can read all about Pass the Book right here.
It’s past time for the Where Women Create: A Book of Inspiration to move on. I received it from Amy just before the holidays---not a good time for reflective reading. But since the holidays, I have spent some quality time with it. Like Amy, I have mixed feelings about the book. I loved the photography and spent a good amount of time analyzing how the photographers composed their shots. I enjoyed reading about the different artists and found some of their tips and exercises of interest. I was also interested in the Color Inspiration boxes as I am always on the look out for new color combinations. There were several artists that intrigued me, and I spent some time exploring their blogs and web sites.
Almost none of the artists interviewed in this book are papercrafters so there was not as much practical information here as I hoped there might be. If you are a multi-media artist, I think you will find much more of interest. Since I require a neat and tidy space, I found most of the studios featured here cluttered and very “busy.” It would be hard for me to create in most of these spaces.
I’m ready to send the book off now to anyone who’d like to spend some time with it. I was the fifth recipient of the book, and the first in the States. If you’d like to be considered to be the next reader, leave a comment before Sunday noon. I’ll draw a name on Sunday afternoon, wrap up the book, and get it in the mail on Monday.