Good Reads


B.A.Shapiro, Art Forger

Historical fiction based on the infamous art heist at the Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Ma.


Deborah Copaken Kogan, Shutterbabe

an autobiography chronicling the photojournalist experiences of the author as she traveled on assignment to countries such as Afghanistan, Simbabwe and Haiti. (For mature audiences)

Books on Journal and sketchbook techniques

Woods, Linda and K. Dinino, Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos and Altered Books
good starter book for those with limited art background

Woods, Linda and K. Dinino, Journal Revolution
this book is a strong follow up book to Visual Chronicles; it includes  interesting techniques to create expressive pages

Scott, Eric and D. Modler, Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict
another good starter book filled with interesting techniques and page prompts

New, Jennifer, Drawing From Life: The Journal as Art
a collection of interviews and examples of visual journal pages from variety of people ranging from scientists and film-makers to painters, songwriters, authors and cartoonists

Ludwig, L.K., True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling

Ludwig, L.K., Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visons in Mixed Media
if you are looking to create visual journals with others, this book offers useful information on a variety of approaches to set up groups, as well as themes and techniques for use in the creations

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