Feeding My Book Addiction
There are few things more pleasing to me than seeing new books arrive at my door. I really am addicted to books, especially if they have anything to do with art and creative inspiration.
I don’t know about you, but I need a big stack of inspiration books around so that I can pick one up at random on any given day and get a little bit of impetus for a new experiment. Don’t tell anyone, because this is just between the two of us: I can read the same book over and over, and still get a new perspective, another little nugget that I hadn’t seen before, an angle on something I’ve been working on that I hadn’t considered before.
If I let a book sit for a while — say maybe even a year or more — it will have a whole new meaning for me when I revisit it. The way I learn is through blind exploration, but guided by inspiration from many sources. Reading and looking and being inspired is a whole different experience when fed by my own discoveries in the real world of the studio.
These two new books that were in my mailbox today look delicious and I can’t wait to add them to the pile of inspiration.
And the bottom one is Scraps, an Inspirational Field Guide to Collage. Who could resist this beautiful cover!
I can’t wait for my next reading break.