It was my birthday today and my hubby and little girl spoilt me rotten. I had to share some of the fabulous things I got that were art related.
Firstly, books on Mixed Media, Printing and more. I also treated myelf to a mixed media book with some birthday money. Now, it’s been a long time since I bought a book on art techniques and in fact, I don’t think I ever have. Anyway, mixed media techniques, materials and mediums have move on a lot since I was a student, so I decided to get some books for ideas, techniques, and general guidelines. Plus, my hubby Luke bought me a smashing book on hand printing and a truly monstrous tome all about pattern and surface photography called Heaven and Earth’. Hundreds of fantastic shots of patterns occurring in nature both on earth and in the cosmos. It weighs a ton and the images inside are stunning.
And lastly, my lovely hubby made me a fabulous Bench Hook for my lino cutting. It’s absolutely solidly made, and makes the process much safer. So…yes, lino cutting. I used to do loads years ago when I was a Fashion & Textile design student, and have been getting back into it. I will post more about it another time.
If you are interested, here is a list of the books:
Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists
Handmade Prints: An Introduction to Creative Printmaking without a Press
Journal Spilling: Techniques for Free Expression
Artists’ Journal and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages