Place and Memory – The Book

It’s been a while since I wrote on my blog. My new role as development worker means I am spending most of my time at Inkwell and I’m afraid I haven’t been as creative in my spare time as I had hoped I would be. That aside, I do however have some very exciting news to share about my artwork and creative ventures!

The Place and Memory Book is now in the making and my fellow artist friends and I need your help.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise money for the publication of the Place and Memory Book.

Please donate if you can.

More details of the book and the Kickstarter campaign can be found here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/267877376/place-and-memory-eight-artists-one-city

Just a reminder of our film that was made in the summer of 2013……

Inspirational Illustrators

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Some of my favourite illustrators can be found in one book, and that is – ‘Ilusive’ – Contemporary Illustration Part 3.

The whole series of books is really high quality. I only own this one out of the series and it’s definitely a favourite, filled with gorgeous drawings and work by over 200 artists established or up and coming, it also includes interviews and high quality colour images of their work.

Some of the artists whose work stand out for me are Swedish born illustrator Petra Borner

 

 

Joe McLaren  for his beautiful book covers and moody drawings

 

 

and Gabriel Moreno whose interview was included in this book. He has since been asked to create a piece for the cover of Illusive Part 4. The detail in his work just astounds me.

 

 

 

Sharilyn Miller

Sharilyn Miller is one of my favourite wirework jewellers. She has amazing skills and can turn such simple everyday objects into beautiful jewellery, for example, copper plumbing washers and copper pipes! It was her books that taught me the basic techniques of wirework and I can thoroughly recommend them. She also likes to use copper which made her an immediate hit with me.

Her new book is finally available to buy in the UK & it looks like a treat!

She has her own website Sharilyn Miller

Her latest book Wire Art Jewelry is available to buy from Amazon.co.uk