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Such a beautiful book
on July 23, 2011
This book is one of the most inspirational and motivating art books that I've read. Each artist represented has given a short biography and within that bursts forth what drew them to find the artist within each of them. The projects shown are so creative and can lead the reader to ideas of his/her own in mixed-media journaling, artworks using ephemera or other types of artwork.
One artist who struck me as particularly inspiring is Suzi Blu, whose multi-layered rendering of a self-portrait is titled "Art Saved a Child Like Me." The artist battled her own demons until she picked up a paint brush and discovered the healing power of art. Her story is very much a testimony to what a pencil or paint brush and a piece of paper can do for the human spirit.
You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this book or to receive inspiration from it. There are many artists to read about, their stories and their work and why they do what they do. Best of all is what their work has done for them and how it can inspire you and help you understand yourself.
Thank you to the author for giving us this beautiful book to enjoy over and over again.