There are now three snails in all. I like things in threes.
My mom is a bit of a spendthrift and she has a habit of buying me random things and mailing them to me (she lives in Maryland and I live in Massachusetts). Every now and then she totally hits it right and what she sends changes our lives for the better. She introduced Charlie to sudoku, for example. But usually upon opening the package I’m either only mildly interested in the contents or I feel overburdened by more things entering my house that we don’t want.
So, in an effort to do some mid-winter decluttering, I have gone through my bookshelf in the studio and set aside ten books, most of them purchased and inscribed to me by my mother (making them nonreturnable) that I would like to swap. I’ll post one here every now and then.
What do I want in return? A craft book. Yep. I just want different ones from those I already own. I like vintage craft books, books about crafting with kids, soft toy books (could you guess?), books about making greeting cards and collages, Japanese craft books, etc. No knitting. No crocheting. I don’t engage in the yarn arts.
If you’d like one of my books and you have a book to swap with me, email me at abbyglassenberg at comcast dot net. Please include the title of the book you want to send me. I’ll email you back to confirm and to get your address.
Today’s book is The Art of Paper Collage by Susan Pickering Rothamel. 132 pages. Published in 2000. This one is not inscribed to me (lucky you!) and is in perfect condition. Here is a sample page
Lots of pictures of collages and projects including paper layering, assemblage, and mail art collage. The last chapter is an artists’ gallery of collages. Let me know if this interests you.