Today is my turn to review Martha Sielman's latest book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits. This book is such a wonderful compilation, not only the artwork but the interesting and insightful interviews Martha has done with the 21 featured artists from around the world.
I expected to see the work categorized as either realistic or abstract. Instead the categories are happiness,contemplation, community, icons, family & friends, work & play. The juxtaposition of the different styles within each category made it very interesting to browse through the book. Then to sit down and read what inspires each of the featured artists and how they accomplish their work is eye opening. I will probably never do this type of work, but reading this book gave me a strong appreciation of what each of the artists has created.
If you would like a chance to receive a copy of this book, leave a comment on this post by midnight June 15. Please make sure I will be able to contact you to get a mailing address. Thank you to Lark for providing a book to give away.
The blog tour continues through June, so be sure and check out the rest of the tour.
June 3rd – Lark Kick Off!
June 5th – Sarah Ann Smith – http://www.sarahannsmith.com/weblogJune 6th – Maria Elkins – http://mariaelkins.comJune 7th – Laura Wasilowski – http://artfabrik.blogspot.comJune 9th – Katherine McNeese – http://blueheronquilts2.blogspot.com/June 10th – Cheryl Sleboda – http://blog.muppin.com June 11th – Linda McLaughlin – http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/June 12th – Kathy Nida – http://Kathynida.comJune 13th – Marilyn H. Wall – http://www.marilynhwall.blogspot.comJune 14th – Janice Paine Dawes – http://thedistoriatedquilter.blogspot.com/June 16th – Pamela Price Klebaum – http://pamprice.blogspot.comJune 17th – Deborah Boschert – http://DeborahsJournal.blogspot.comJune 18th – Lisa Chin – http://somethingcleveraboutnothing.blogspot.com/June 19th – Sue Bleiweiss – http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blogJune 20th – Leni Wiener – http://www.leniwiener.comJune 24th – Cheryl Lynch – http://www.CherylLynchQuilts.blogspot.comJune 25th – Lesley Riley – http://ArtistSuccess.com
June 26th – Stephanie Forsyth - http://thefibernation.blogspot.com June 30th – Pat Kumich – http://patkumicich.blogspot.com