I'm a self-taught artist and lover of books! They have been my favorite way to learn at the beginning, and are still an endless source of inspiration and pleasure... I wouldn't be the artist I am today if it weren't for those who have lit the way and generously shared their gifts, whether creative or spiritual... and pretty often both!
Below is a selection from my bookshelf that I am delighted to share with you! I have really enjoyed these and my absolute favorites are marked with a star ⭐︎. Most of them link to amazon.com where you'll often find the "look inside" option to find out more. Some might be out of print but you can usually find them second-hand.
mixed media & Collage
Creative Illustration Workshop by Katherine Dunn
journaling and book arts
Books I'm a contributor to!
on Creativity and being an artist
Creative Living & activities
Cultivating your Creative Life by Alena Hennessy