Resources and Links
My primary recommendation is to read and explore outside of your medium. That is, stretch your mind, learn about other points of view. Explore the world. Look at art by painters, sculptors, printmakers as well as in fibers, clay and wood. Whenever possible, look at the work in person. Pay attention to what in it speaks to you and why, or what repels you and why. Listen to music. Learn more about things that fascinate you. Challenge yourself to spend time with things that do not appeal to you. What is it that bothers you? What can you learn by confronting the unfamiliar? Consider time spent like this as part of your studio time.
Why not visit the National Gallery on-line. Virtual tours, discussion of individual works and a children's section.www.nga.gov
Now available in .pdf format:
Idea to Image: Tempting Your Muse is getting really good feedback. For information and to order your copy, click here
Idea to Image, a guided studio workbook is also available.
39 pages, spiral bound, black and white and color, lots of white space for you to fill with your ideas, your notes, your responses to the suggestions and prompts in the workbook.
to order click here
Books on professional development:
These books on professional development are all slightly different. If you can find it, I recommend the Cay Lang as the best all around guide with a positive tone.
Art & Reality can help you formulate a serious plan.
I believe all of these are still in print and most are available through Amazon.
Taking the Leap: The Insider's Guide to Exhibiting and Selling Your Art
Cay Lang ©2006 Chronicle Books, 2Rev Ed edition
Getting the Word Out: The Artist's guide to Self Promotion
An Art Calendar Guide
©1995 Art Calendar Publishing
P.O. Box 2675 Salsbury MD 21802 www.artcalendar.com
How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul - 4th Edition
Carol Michels ©1983, 1988, 1992, 1997
Henry Holt & Company ISBN 0-8050-5504-5
The Business of Being An Artist
Daniel Grant ©2000
Allworth Press ISBN 1-58115-056-3
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist - 4th Edition
Tad Crawford ©1999
Allworth Press ISBN 1-58115-003-2
Art & Reality: The New Standard Reference Guide and Business Plan for Actively Developing Your Career as an Artist
Robert J Abbott © 1997
Seven Locks Press ISBN 0-929765-56-7
If you would like me to add a link to your site, or if you have favorite sites you'd like to see on this page, please contact me.
- Amy Robertson
- Amy Stewart Winsor
- Barbara Olson
- Cara Gulati
- Claire Fenton
- Desiree Vaughn
art quilts and fabrics
- Eileen Keane
- Elaine Quehl
wonderful hand dyed fabrics!
- Gerrie Congdon
- Gloria Hansen
- Hollis Chatelaine
- Jan Krentz
quilt author, teacher, speaker specializing in star & diamond designs
- Joanie San Chirico
- June Underwood
- Karen Stiehl Osborn
- Kim Ritter
- Larkin Van Horn
- Maria Elkins
- marni goldshlag
- Mary Tabar
- Melody Crust
- Michele Hardy
- Nancy Cook
- Pat Dolan
- Peg Keeney
- Priscilla Stultz
fiber arts and wearable arts
- Rayna Gillman
- Robbi Joy Eklow
"The Goddess of the Last Minute!"
- Sandy Donabed
- Tobi Hoffman
- Virginia A. Spiegel
artist website and free e-newsletter
- DellaJane Hand Dyes
unique hand-dyed fabric for quilters and artists
- Fiber on a Whim
a wonderful fiber arts shop in Atlanta and on-line! Taste treats galore.
- Friends Fabric Art
Fabric Crafts Workshop, Supplies, & Gallery, on line and in Lowell, MA
web site designer - fantastic to work with!
- my interview with Q.S.O.S.
An in depth interview - more than you ever wanted to know!
- The New England Quilt Museum
A Showplace for Antique & Contemporary Quilts in Lowell MA
- TIara Skylines
small format fiber art and pins
- Vyala-Arts, Munich
Woodcarving, Silk Art, Photography