Hi all! It is freakin' cold here today in Big Spring, Texas. Yesterday, I wore no coat and had to take off my suit jacket several times because it was too hot. Well, this morning, we have a little snow and the roads are icy. They have closed the interstate I have to use to go to work.....darn! Heehee. Anyway, that is the joy of living in Texas. The lovely weather. So we don't know how to handle these kind of days. There have been wrecks all over the place.
O.K. Yesterday, I picked up two books to help satisfy my appetite for eye candy to inspire me. The first one is so wonderful! Oh my gosh! It is fabulous!!! I have always loved the Quilting Arts Magazine http://www.quiltingartsllc.com/shop/cq_book.html
because the images the ladies create on fabric are just crazy, wild, beautiful, and brilliant! I can't say enough about it. Did I mention I am not really into quilting? Anyway, I picked up this book called "Creative Quilting" The journal Quilt Project. It is a huge book, it was 34.95 at the little craft store I bought it at. But, it was worth every dime. Every page is full of wonderful journal quilts created by 900 or something women. Each one has a descripting about why each woman did this particular piece of art for her journal quilt. So, not only do you get tons of eye candy, but you get to read about the most wonderful women. Here is a picture of the front of the book. If you enjoy mixed media and exploring all types of art, you will love this book. If you quilt you might like it too. Though these are not the traditional quilts our grandmas made! You gotta get this book.
Book number 2
I picked up the Sommerset Studio Gallery (winter) issue as well. I don't know why, but I was surprised to find my picture they had already told me they were going to publish. I just thought it was going to be in the next issue or in a different magazine. Anyway, there was my art on page 176. It kinda scared me or surprised me. But, I was so pleased! I could not wait to come home and show everyone. So, as promised in an earlier post, I will now share the picture of my art since it has been published.