I just discovered this book! It was published in 2008 but I was probably collecting bead books at that time and didn't notice it.
Page after page of collections and thoughts from various mixed-media artists. Most of the art focuses on 'found objects' - both manmade and natural. Its a feast for the eyes and an inspiration for any artist.
I just have to relate a couple of the many quotes strewn between the pages of this glorious book.
"I find things all the time, wherever I am. I often have the feeling that they have been waiting for me to come along and pick them up. It thrills and excites me, because I know that I am going to begin a new piece based on my latest find." - Beryl Taylor
"It must satisfy me visually and emotionally, and when I work in my studio, touching fabrics and gluing down pieces of the past, I am happy." - KC Willis
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." - Thomas Edison