Tuesday, 3 March 2009
This book by Lena Corwin fell into my lap this weekend, and I spent all of Sunday, when it was too hot to move, lying on the couch reading it. It's every bit as good as I expected. The photos are beautiful, and the instructions are technical without being intimidating. I've learned a bunch of new things. But by far the most inspiring aspect is the cleanness of it all.... the in-progress shots that suggest an ordered studio, one project worked on at a time, without having to climb over things to reach a drying space. Clean clear surfaces, posing no danger of knocking the ink from the last unfinished project over the current one. I know this is probably all styling, and disorder is possibly lurking just out of sight, but it's inspiring nonetheless. That kind of tidiness speaks of clean, clear thought processes.
Go here to see some of the projects from the book.