In my world every month is craft month, but who am I to not celebrate with the rest of the world?
I wanted to share with a photo of a few of our cute authors and their friends in the Quayside booth at this past CHA 2012. On the far left is Jenny Doh, author of Creative Pilgrimage: An Exploration of Artful Gatherings and Discovery of Innovative Art Techniques, and "bookending' this lovely group of crafty ladies on the far right is Jeannine Stein, author of Adventures In Bookbinding: Handcrafting Mixed-Media Books and Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials.
We all had such a great time chatting and sharing info on what other creative events we will all be attending.
And on that note, Craftside will be at The Firefly Market, the vendor fair for Makerie!
These ladies will be happy to sign them for you too!
Both Jenny and Flora are instructors at Makerie this year, so if you are going to be in the area be sure to check out their classes!
More about the very soon to be released and available for pre-order:
Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery—one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colorful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression.
Flora S. Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold.” Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.
And here are more crafty links to celebrate National Craft Month!
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Learn how to make a recycled wool felted sweater Peep garland.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi shows you how to apply tissue papers to new wood shapes by Claudine Hellmuth.
Aileen invites you to check out 3 pages of freebie projects and techniques to inspire you and help you get your craft on!
Crafty Princess Diaries
It's big, super big, and knitters will want to know what the deal is with this new knitting book.
Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Make custom envelopes the quick and easy way with the Crafter's Companion Ultimate (CCU) crafting tool.
Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi shares a few more ideas for manipulating fabric and shows off her textured quilt top...now it's time for embellishments!