Yesterday I picked up the latest copy of "Artful Blogging" by Somerset Studio and a book by Rice Freeman-Zachery called "Living The Creative Life". Do yourself a favor and run out right now and buy both!
Since I am new to the whole world of blogging I was quite happy to find a publication I could turn to for tips and ideas. And since it is published by Somerset Studio I knew it was going to be good! I can't tell you how happy I am I have found this publication, it will definitely be added to my regular arsenal of must reads. I realize I have far to go in the world of blogging but this publication is going to make my journey easier and more fun. It really reinforced my beliefs that art can be found anywhere and everywhere and there is an entire community of individuals out there with different perspectives but the same viewpoint. If you are a seasoned blogger or considering getting into it, even if you have no intention of ever blogging in your life, take a look at this publication! The images and art work are beautiful, and the writing is heartfelt and inspiring.
And then there is "Living The Creative Life". If you are a fan of Somerset Studio you will love this book as it features many of the artists who regularly contribute to Somerset Studios publications, artists like Sas Colby, Claudine Hellmuth, and Michael DeMeng. Not only is "Living The Creative Life" full of inspiring ideas to kick start your creativity and help you move past those god awful artistic blocks it is full of amazing artwork by diverse artists like Scott Radke, Rebekah Hodous, Susan Shie and others. This is a gem of a book and I know it is going to become dog eared over time as I will return to it for rejuvenation time and time again.
So why are you still sitting there, go out and buy these publications!!!