So in keeping with the last post, I want to introduce you to a new book by Cathy Johnson, "Artist's Journal Workshop".
I had the pleasure of reviewing this book a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have a lot of books on art journalling that I have picked up over the last 5 years or so. It's a little trendy right now.
Many have been disappointing, they are either too basic, with a few step by step exercises and a large chapter on basic supplies or they are just a book showcasing a particular artist's work and little "how to" info.
I tend too be very practical....if I'm gonna spend money for a book I want to use it not have it just sit on my extremely full bookcase.
Cathy's book is different. Using examples from her own work and that of some talented colleagues (including the amazing Nina Johanssen, whose work I always love), she gives you lots of information on how to fill that journal.
Tips on techniques you might want to try, things that didn't work and how to fix them and strategies to get you into the routine.
She walks you through the process with exercises (Try This:) and has a few extended demos to keep you on track.
The book also includes all the links to the contributor's websites so I know have lots more people to check in on!
Overall I was very impressed and I can see it's one of those books I would have taken out repeatedly from the library (many late fees I bet) until I realized how much I need my own copy.As I sit here writing this and looking at the book again I'm itching grab the sketchbook and want to re read this book all over again!
So if you are interested check it out at F plus W Media Bookstore.
When I last looked it was already on sale but if not you can use this coupon code for 40% off:
or you can try your hand at winning a copy. Just enter in a comment on this post or send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- must be a US or Canadian resident
Please enter by 11:59pm on Thursday June 30th and I'll make the draw on Friday. Good Luck everyone!
New Ceramic lesson on Wednesday so stay tuned.
(Disclaimer: Review copy was graciously provided to me by FW Media)