Monday, January 23, 2012

Lark Books-Studio Series

Just had to share with ya'll very quickly. I recently won a Lark Books giveaway over at Beading Arts, from the wonderful Cyndi Lavin. Actually, it might have been from her other site, Mixed Media. Anyway, she was giving them away on both sites. I won the Lark book entitled, "Tables".  Now, I understand. Not as exciting to you as if I had said....Jewelry!  However, I just got the book, and I'm telling you, I was so blown away, I had to stop and tell ya'll about it.
I'm tellin' ya, these are just the most stunning tables I've ever seen. I'm not much of a modern style person, I love antiques and furniture with character. But the imagination, and design in these pieces is simply overwhelming. Their use of different types of wood, metal, found objects, etc is so inspiring. I found myself imagining all types of jewelry designs from either the color they used, or the shape of the table, or the materials.
This is the second book I have won that has totally surprised me with it's interesting content. I think I'm starting to learn that art flows from one medium to another, just by letting your imagination run free.
Hope you have a blessed day! Shirley


  1. It's great to hear how open you are to finding artistic inspiration beyond beading books. I am always inspired by my beading Sistas and do not bead! The beads & colors y'all use and what you create with them really inspires me!

  2. Oh, that's so true! The tables look really interesting and definitely like a spark to creativity. Cool, no?

  3. Congrats on the win! bet you come up with some great designs inspired by it.

  4. What a cool book! I agree with Donna's comment - you just never know where you'll find your next beading inspiration!

  5. I am sooo glad you're finding it inspirational, Shirley! I often turn to books that showcase art forms that I don't just helps me to fill the creativity well :-)


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