|Just released! by Jamie Chalmers|
|Gorgeous book by Katharine Harmon|
Quick post about two books that I've been devouring this evening: Push Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art (Jamie Chalmers, a.k.a. MrXStitch) and You are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination (Katharine Harmon).
|Quantum Entanglement (2009) by Orly Cogan|
I will be exploring and writing about these two beautiful volumes for ages because the images are intoxicating and capture my imagination like nothing I've seen in weeks.
|Fairy Tale (2006) by Orly Cogan|
Chalmers' book features so many of my favorite artist/stitchers (Bascom Hogue, Joetta Maue & Penny Nickles, to name a few) and exposes me to the astonishing work of many artists who are new to me.
|Contour Map of Identical Female Twins|
Face to Face (date unknown)
Dr. Robin Williams
Harmon's book is not about stitched or textile art. It collects and reflects upon different kinds of personal map making and features the art of a wide range of new (again, to me) artists creating images of maps.
|Druksland Physical and Social 15 January 1974|
(1974) by Michael Druks
To say that I adore personal map making is an understatement. I often sketch my own maps, rudimentary scribbles of my love life, my passion for particular men, my crazy geography of desire, for example. And yes, I want to stitch these private images.
|Mapping emotion on my back? self portrait (2011)|
So many ideas! Perhaps being broke and needing to spend more quiet nights at home, alone, isn't a bad thing. I can stitch my way through the lean times.
Back to my stitch-speration. Love to all.