A couple of books on my nightstand this week, my Duncan Phyfe nightstand to be exact - a great find some years ago - a diamond in the rough, covered in three (3) layers of awful paint! I picked it up at an estate sale for $10 which I found out later was an incredible deal, near mint condition and still had the original metal claw feet. A local antiques dealer offered me $150 about 8 years ago for it....anyhow I digress....on to the books.
I just started reading The Secret so I don't really have a full review on it as yet. It is proving to be a very interesting book so far and for anyone not in the know, it's based on 'The Law of Attraction'. I've come across many artists who are reading it or have read it - if you have, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it :)
However, I have read through or rather floated through (the photography is gorgeous in this book, makes for a dreamy read for sure!) Where Women Create so I can tell you a little bit about it. If you're looking for a how-to book - this isn't for you. If you want to be inspired or see how other artists utilize their studios to suit the mediums they work in - then it most definitely delivers!! Great reference for beautiful display ideas if your workspace is also a retail space too and super pics of how they organize & store all their stuff in creative and interesting ways. Each artist also personalized their feature with a favorite quote and tip.
All in all I would have to say that this book has great 'bones' (photos) but I found myself wishing they had more meat on them :) However, if you're into creative eye candy - you'll be more than satisfied with it!
thank you for 10 years!!
2 weeks ago