Grrr… it just won’t let go… the funk that had a toe hold on me a few weeks ago is just refusing to be shaken. I am persisting in my effort to kick it to the curb though. This week in particular has been extra stressful around here. So last night I decided to take a little trip to the local Barnes & Noble for a little visual therapy.
I love the “ART” department of B&N. Oh, you haven’t heard of that department? They call it the “craft section” but I have a deep personal loathing of the word “crafty” so I like to call it the “ART” department. It just so happens that the Altered Art books are right above all the Jewelry Art books. I find Altered Art absolutely fascinating. It is so passionate and free… and not to mention visually stimulating.
I thought you might find it interesting to know what books are drawing my eyes and influencing my creative thoughts.
The Secrets Of Rusty Things – Michael deMeng
Collage Unleashed – Traci Bautista
Artist Trading Card Workshop – Bernie Berlin
I have to say, I am struggling on how to relate this to my bead making. I have yet to see where all this visual therapy is going to come out in my daily creations. I think I may be drawn to these things because it is so very different from what I “usually” do. As I start to explore this more… I’ll be blogging about it’s influences here.
Kerry Bogert is blogging about her glass art beads and jewelry from her home studio in Ontario NY. Check her work at www.kabsconcepts.com.