10 November 2011
for the love of books
my latest stack of art related books. top two courtesy of wenders
from here to there
if you love maps [and what's not to love] then this book is definitely for you. i've been really thinking hard about migration. have started a couple of drawings. mapping and migration are definitely related, so i'm pouring over all these versions of maps for inspiration.
as a maker of all kinds of lists [even a BOOK of my own lists for goodness sakes].i am really loving this book. as much as handwriting can be challenging to read [and i speak for myself here. sorry students who try to read my comments] there is something just wonderful about seeing other people's hand.what makes it on their lists. why. and the ones that show the cost of things are particularly intriguing....
i spied this book at sydney's and knew i wanted it. again with the mapping and ways and means to collected and more importantly display data. luckily i was able to use some credit card redeem points for this one - so it was pocketbook free purchasing [ok that's not true as i had to spend money to get the points to get it, but oh you know what i'm saying]. kathryn recently posted this book too i think
[i knew i liked her].
i spied this on sally's blog . she made herself a dress. and the madeline coat making experience brought back my desire to make clothing. if only i had a multitude of free time - but really i DO want to sew some clothes.
especially these shirts. and because yes asia will give you free shipping if you spend $49 i also got
1.because it's geting cold and i like having something to do at the end of the day when i'm too tired to do anything else. [no i do not really ever just SIT STILL. not my nature]. 2. because i CAN'T knit and i really want to make some slippers and mittens... and these are crochet ! [yay for me!]
and.... i'm in a book ! my work went off to korea for the cheongju international craft biennale. and gosh they made a nice nice catalogue.
and it's an amazing amazing array of artists in this show. people i never thought i'd be in a book with.
annet couwenberg and yayoi kusama
damien hirst and yinka shonibarembe
books. gotta love them.
by the way i'm sort of astounded that it's already the 2nd week of november. where in the world are the days going?? it's going to be a mad dash run to the end of 2011.