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Tristy

Musings of a Book Addict

I'm married to a scavenger of sorts and he often totes home rescued boxes of books that I paw through with shiny, hungry eyes. I pull out the odd and interesting and add them to my teetering stack.

Currently reading

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
E.B. White: A Biography
Scott Elledge
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate
Cheri Huber, June Shiver
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain
The Snare of the Hunter
Helen MacInnes
Paintings of Henry Miller
Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell
Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
Robert Moss
Pentimento (Back Bay Books)
Lillian Hellman

Brave Intuitive Painting - Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold: Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style

Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold!: Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style - Flora S. Bowley Luckily, I took Flora Bowley's online painting class before reading this book, so everything she shares makes perfect sense to me. It really is a digest of her class. Unfortunately, I can see how if you have not taken her class, this book might seem like a bit of a jumbled mess of ideas with no coherent structure. The images are gorgeous, but this book is really not a "how-to" in the mainstream sense. It is more a book of creative philosophy, a "how this could maybe work for you." I really encourage anyone interested in this book to take Flora's online class. It is completely worth the fee and then some. She shares lessons and creative approaches to painting that will stay with you for a lifetime!