Tuesday, January 27, 2009

True Vision

My friend Brenda Shackleford has several pages featured in L.K. Ludwig’s True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling, so I just knew I had to read it. Whether you keep a journal or not, you’ll be inspired by this fascinating book.
It’s packed with wonderful art, great quotes, and exercises you’ll want to try right away. I particularly liked the sections on incorporating automatic writing into your work and how to use patina on paper.

But the best thing about True Vision is that it makes you believe your journal can be anything you want it to be. Since journaling is something you do for yourself, it’s a voyage of self-discovery, and there’s not much point to the process if you’re pressuring yourself to produce pretty and finished-looking pages. If you feel this has been holding you back from exploring your real self, Ludwig’s book will give you an enthusiastic push in the right direction. (And you might want to check out her blog too).


Leslie Jane Moran said...

You've really started something. I have now been acquiring what I will term "art books" at your recommendation. I have finally reached the point where I need to find a place to put them all! Today's job is to find that place. I'm really enjoying your list. Thank you, for the lists, and the purged bookshelves.

me again said...

==thanks for the recommendation of the book, and the blog; I bookmarked it right away :-) ==

manus said...

Thank you for this review. Seems this book could be the right for me at the moment!!