Monday, December 14, 2009

Art and Inspiration for the Holidays

Looking for a special gift for an artist on your holiday shopping list? How about a gorgeous book? Several of my friends have published their own books recently on Blurb, as did I. Blurb has a holiday special offer for $10 off an order of $29.95 or more through December 31, using the following special codes, so you can find a creative collection and save.

Orders from the US (using US $): GREATGIFT
Orders from UK (using UK £): GREATGIFT2
Orders from EU (using EU €): GREATGIFT3
Orders from AU (using AUD $): GREATGIFT4

Perhaps your gift recipient would enjoy a creative book selected from the following:

Painted Threads Mixed Media Textile Art, a portfolio of whole cloth painted art quilts and mixed media textile art by the super-talented Judy Coates Perez.

Wild at the Edges: Inspiration from a Creative Life by Virginia A. Spiegel. "Wild at the Edges" is woven from the intertwined threads of writing, photography, adventuring, and making art. "I share my inspiration and influences as well as what’s beautiful and significant in my creative life."

art. stitch. life. works 2006-2009 by Kelli Nina Perkins. "I decided that it would be nice to have a compendium of the last few years' worth of artwork at a glance, so I knocked together a 194 page book filled with art. This represents at least my favorite, if certainly not all my work."

Of course, my two books are also available. See the links in the sidebar to the right. And a huge thank you to all those who have purchased it! What's better than a nice book of your own artistic out-porings, packaged beautifully, and for which people humble you by actually buying?