Monday, February 11, 2008

Lynne Perrella's New Book

Last week Jeanne Schedler sent me a copy of Art Making, Collections and Obsessions: An Intimate Exploration of the Collage Work and Collections of 35 Artists. Thanks girlfriend! It’s one of those books that opens up a door in the creative self. You get a glimpse of where you can go with your art—if you choose to walk to accept the invitation and walk through that doorway.
What I’ve been realizing as look at the amazing images and read the text (Perrella writes so well too) is that every artist I know is collector of sorts. Images, objects, feelings, experiences, techniques—whatever the combination—somehow they all blend together, enabling each of us to celebrate the creative self in our own unique way.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

I wondered about the book. I may have to go out and buy it now. It's funny how you mentioned that Artists collect. I had no idea I was doing it, but now that I think about it, I collect vintage images, vintage doll heads and baby plant pots! Great post!

Jeanne said...

Susan, I love that you love it and are inspired by it.

Jeanne

A bird in the hand said...

I pre-ordered that book from amazon.ca last year. A week ago they said they were having trouble getting it, and as soon as they did, they would mail my copy.

bizarre, no?

But since I've just been downsized, I will probably cancel the order until my finances can stand it!