Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Favorite Books from Artists in Blogland

I will be updating this post continually as more books are recommended.  There will be a link to this post on the sidebar.  Let me know if you have any really great books you recommend!

The Impatient Beader 
Custom Cool Jewelry 

Art Journals
The Journey is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself
Brave on the Rocks: If You Don't Go, You Don't See
The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make it Your Own
How to Make a Journal of Your Life
Creative Wildfire: An Introduction to Art Journaling - Basics and Beyond

Doll Making
Designing the Doll: From Concept to Construction
Creative Cloth Doll Faces: Using Paints, Pastels, Fibers, Beading, Collage, and Sculpting Techniques
Cloth Doll Artistry: Design and Costuming Techniques for Flat and Fully Sculpted FiguresCloth Doll Workshop: From the Beginning and Beyond with Doll Masters elinor peace bailey, Patti Medaris Culea, and Barbara Willis
Creative Cloth Doll Making: New Approaches for Using Fibers, Beads, Dyes, and Other Exciting Techniques
Introduction to Making Cloth Dolls
Make Cloth Dolls: A Foolproof Way to Sew Fabric Friends
Cloth Dolls for Textile Artists

Mixed Media and Collage
Alphabetica: An A-Z Creativity Guide for Collage and Book Artists (Quarry Book S.)
Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques
Collage Unleashed
Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork
Urgent 2nd Class: Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents, and Other Art from Ephemera
Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media
Celebrate Your Creative Self Book
Collage Lost and Found: Creating Unique Projects With Vintage Ephemera
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Idea Book: A Compendium Of Curiosities
Delight in the Details: 40+ Techniques for Charming Embellishments and Accents

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Live & Learn: Expressive Drawing: A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within (AARP)
Keys to Drawing with Imagination
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series)
Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Seeing, Sketching, Storytelling, and Using Found Materials

General Art
Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist

Inspiration Sandwich: Stories to Inspire Our Creative Freedom
The Forgetting Room
Griffin & Sabine Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition
The Artist's Way

Monday, August 29, 2011


I changed over to all image links so that there would be a little thumbnail when you added your link to the directory.  I also added an art teacher blog directory at the top, which I hosted last year and people are still adding to it.

I would really like to compile a list of favorite books and resources, so be thinking about your favorites! 

If you would like to spread the word about the art blog directory, there is a button on the sidebar you can add to your blog.  Thanks!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Poll on the sidebar

Answer the poll on the sidebar.. what is your media of choice?

I think it would be fun to have weekly check-ins.. I will post a link gadget for you to post your latest artwork each week.  If you add your artwork to the weekly check-ins, you may see your artwork displayed on the blog. 

I hope this site will be interactive and feature lots of links to wonderful art websites.  Be patient as I build up this community.  Let me know also if you have any ideas. 

Welcome to Artists in Blogland

Welcome to Artists in Blogland.  This is a place to connect and meet other artists who blog.  Many of you enjoyed Artsee Bloggers and because of the closing of that group, I wanted to start a new place with a directory where blogs could be linked.  Thanks for joining!  Please share links to your blog, shops and classes here.  Many thanks to Geri for her group of Artsee Bloggers where she started an art blog directory. 

At the top of the blog, you will see stand-alone pages for the blog directories.