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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"The Creative Conversation" Book Launch Party

     


Bridget is flying high despite a broken foot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
The place was packed
Sven and Gretchin of Scarlet Star Studios

 I went to a wonderful party to celebrate the publication of Bridget Benton's book, The Creative Conversation: Artmaking as Playful Prayer.  Bridget has spent five years writing and illustrating this fun and impressive book.

I've been eagerly waiting to buy my copy and now that I have it, I must say how inspiring I have found the book. It's perfect for anyone who wants to make their mark, whether they are a newbie or an experienced artist. 

Bridget's book reminded me of why I make art in the first place. And I need to be reminded regularly, as much of my art is somewhat product-oriented. Reading the book made me happy and made me want to lose myself in the artmaking process.

I bought the book last Friday night at the launch and ran out to Muse Art/Design the next morning to get a copy for my daughter-in-law as a college graduation present. I'm happy she'll now have some time to make art with me before she starts applying to graduate schools.

1 comment:

Bridget B. said...

Serena, this is great! Thank you so much - it means a lot coming from someone who's as great a creative facilitator as you are! And I may need copies of these shots . . .