Wednesday, May 25, 2016

"Creative Strength Training"

I just received my copy of Jane Dunnewold's new book "Creative Strength Training."

Jane had contacted me last year about including some of my work in her book. OF COURSE, I said I'd be thrilled! Today I'm REALLY thrilled. The book is fabulous; it is very well done, has great pictures, and includes great content. My copy even includes this little note from Jane, "For Beth, Thanks for being generous with your work and your spirit. It wouldn't be the same without you." This is a wonderful book (if I do say so myself).

Pictures of my work are in Chapter 6 ("What Does Alignment Look Like to You?"). That is a detail shot of "Zen" on the left, and "Metamorphosis I" is on the right. Check it out...

In the Acknowledgments section of her book, Jane thanks "the Louisville, Kentucky, independent study group, who witnessed the dawning of these ideas as a cohesive whole, and validated the use of the new terms we coined during that workshop year." I was one of the members of this independent study group; and I grew, as an artist, more than I can say during the time I spent in that group. The book is like a written version of the things we did during that time. No matter where you are in your creative, artistic journey, this book can strengthen your resolve to improve through prompts, exercises, and personal stories. Jane calls it "encouraging artistic genius."

If you get a chance, PLEASE check out this book. It is a REALLY good one (and not just because there are pictures of my work in it). You can order the book directly from her website here or from Amazon here.

6 comments:

Unknown said...

How exciting!!

desertskyquilts said...

Looks like a really interesting book, and something to expand the artistic side of anyone. Your work in it is reason alone to buy it. =)

Dana Kroeger said...

Good for you that your work is being recognized!

Lisa Greenbow said...

It is exciting to be published/acknowledged this way. The book sound intriguing.

Barbara Triscari said...

Congrats! How wonderful. And I know if Jane wrote it, it is surely wonderful, well presented and well thought out. Be sure to give the info to Kate for the SAQA newsletter.

Sandy said...

Beth I am really excited for you! I can't even imagine how proud you are feeling. But you totally deserve it. Your work and imagination are amazing! Congratulations!