Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Books I Love

I was just thinking, if any of you are interested in reading (and you better be), I thought I would list a few of my art favorites.

My all time favorites are:

O'Keefe and Stieglitz:An American Romance by Benita Eisler

Intimate Memories: The Autobiography of Mabel Dodge Luhan by Lois Rudnick

The Landscape of Memory by Milton Meltzer

And a few others:

Notes for a Young Painter by Hiram Williams ISBN 0-13-624115-8

Homemade Esthetics: observations on art and taste by Clement Greenberg ISBN 0-19-512433-2

Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison ISBN 0-385-72154-4

A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield ISBN 0-553-37211-4

The Spirit of Abstract Exressionism by Elaine de Kooning ISBN 0-8076-1337-1

Fate of the Gesture by Carter RatcliffISBN 0-8133-3544-2

The Art Spirit by Robert HenriISBN 0-06-430138-9

Callings by Greg LeVoyISBN 0-609-80370-0

Actually, I would have to say I hoard books. I have them everywhere; under my bed, stuffed behind other books in bookcases, and stacked in my closet. I have a vast collection of photography and artist monolog books and all types of poetry books.

Here are a few quotes about books:

The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. Theodore Parker

Our house was a temple to The Book. We owned thousands, nay millions of books. They lined the walls, filled the cupboards, and turned the floor into a maze far more complex than Hampton Court's. Books ruled our lives. They were our demigods. Nick Bantock

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed on and digested. Francis Bacon

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you the knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. Elizabeth Hardwick

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