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Monday, February 25, 2013

"Art Making" - Collections and Obsessions"


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.
Beryl Taylor

"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


KC Willis

"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

5 comments:

  1. I'm certainly with a lot of those comments!!

    x C

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  2. Thomas Edison should certainly have known about invention!

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  3. I love Edison's quotes, this is perfect!

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  4. I think that most people that collect create some form of art with their collections. Whether art pieces or artful display, it really doesn't matter. We tend to surround ourselves with what we love.

    It looks like a great book, too!
    xx, Carol

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  5. That's whetted my appetite enough to go and put it on my Amazon wish list - I just love the serendipity of found objects.

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