If the above Summer 2013 Reading Part 1 doesn't run, view it on YouTube here. It is 26 minutes long.
On July 15, 2013 the MCBA Visual Journal Collective met to share favorite journaling and art related books and the art those books inspired in their journals.
I videotaped the presentations (which is easier than taking notes and typing it all up; and you get to see some art this way). It's hoped by the group that you'll enjoy reading some of the same books.
The following people participated (I will correct spelling as I hear from the presenters. I didn't have people sign in at the meeting.)
I am not on either video because I always go last (the group hears quite enough from me) and the book I brought to share was covered by another. (I routinely write book reviews on this blog, so if you want to know what books I am reading and recommending see the category cloud under "books," "reviews," or use this blog's search engine to look for "book reviews.")
I hope that you'll enjoy this evening's information as much as I enjoyed hearing it in person. Why someone doesn't snap up Jean Shannon as a product presenter is beyond me. She always starts us off just right. Mary Kloss has interesting things to say about her LOVE of the blank page and what she did to overcome the "not-so-blank" pages of our group's collaborative project.
We agreed that Zentangle books are trending right now. Also on this year's list you'll find some digital art and design books. We agreed that blogs and single sheets can be journals too. Watch and be inspired.
I want to thank all the presenters—they did such a fantastic job and came up with such great recommendations. I am sure you will find their thoughtful comments helpful.
Happy Summer Reading!!!
(Oh, and the lovely tune comes from Kevin Macleod at incompetech.com.)
Below is Summer 2013 Reading Part 2, which if the embedded version doesn't run can be seen on YouTube here.