New Books, Both Fantastic

I received two new books this afternoon – the perfect cheer-up from the bout of flu that hit this morning – arg. Both of them make me want to head to the studio right away, but that will have to wait till tomorrow. Here’s the first one:

Titled Wax and Paper Workshop, it’s filled with encaustic and papermaking techniques that are fascinating and inspirational. Michelle is a friend of my former studio partner, Carol Mylar, and we will get to see her in action at a workshop later this month. I highly recommend this brand-new book – it’s not a “crafty” kind of how-to but instead takes the traditional encaustic method to fine arts heights in one and two dimensions.

The second book is Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art with Your Photography. I can see already that there are some techniques we’ll be trying in my Image Transfer workshop on October 28th.

To quote from the publisher, “Ellen G. Horovitz, an inspiring artist and teacher, guides readers through imaginative photo projects that transform cherished analog and digital images into works of art. Horovitz expands on traditional photo transfer, taking it to an entirely new level using digital software techniques and a wide array of innovative materials and methods, including cocoa powder, Citrasolve, copper, and packing tape. Starting with traditional photos, digital files, and instant photo emulsions, Horovitz fashions 2D and 3D art pieces, showing readers how to use conventional processes and new exploratory techniques-even left-over materials-in the creation of meaningful photo art.”
Stay tuned for reviews.

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