Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Books...

I've been trying to curb my bibliophilia. I know, sounds crazy. Why would anyone want to do that? But I came to realize that I only wanted the books to want them and to get them to have them. I would buy stacks and stacks of books, pile them up and never look at them again. I have countless tales untold still waiting for me to crack them open and delve into their pages. HOWEVER, I saw these two new books and had to acquire them! I've been dying to get Jane Ann Wynn's book, Altered Curiosities, since before it came out and Cynthia recommended Stephanie Lee's book, Semiprecious Salvage. So, I've made a pact with myself: Read no other book until these two are finished. Buy no other book until these two are finished.

Perhaps... or I could stop in at Strand after work tomorrow to see what new art books they have.


Cynthia Thornton said...

Yes, these are great books! Actually useful! What a lovely surprise. Plus, they are so charming and thoughtfully layed out.

Andrew Thornton said...

I've just skimmed through so far and I'm loving them! They're so full of useful techniques and tricks and I've already come up with a thousand of my own little projects that I want to do using some of these ideas as launching platforms!

I LOVE books that inspire. I love books that give you the tools you need to really make your own ideas come to fruition. I love books that empower!