Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Marcia's book is here!

I am touched, honoured, delighted and excited to be included in this amazing compendium of bead
artists; So first a big sqweee... 'Thank you' ... to Marcia DeCoster for including me in an amazing role call of contemporary bead artists.

When my copy arrived, I sat down and...
lost a good few hours!
With the turn of each page there is awe inspiring beading, accompanied by fascinating 'behind the scenes' snippets of the thoughts and emotions that each artist brings to their creations. We each had a questionnaire of thought provoking questions, and the answers make for interesting and insightful reading.
Many of the artists featured are dear friends, some I am getting to know better, and all are designers who's work I admire. Browsing the book is like a morning spent with friends, chatting together about what we love best. It's a treasure album we'll keep forever.

Prideful moment, those Little Owls get everywhere!
You can read Marcia's thoughts and those by more contributors to the book via her blog here.

The book features the work of 30 artists, and while not a pattern book, it has the web addresses for those artists who sell patterns and kits; the online galleries for those artists who work to commission, the bead shops and workshop venues for the artists who have them. It is a colourful book of inspiration and the perfect addition to your bookshelf.
You can purchase a copy on here.
And on here.