torsdag, maj 07, 2009

book review

För ett par veckor sedan fick jag ett mail från förlaget C&T Publishing, de sa att de läst min blogg och trodde att jag och mina läsare, dvs du :-) skulle ha glädje av denna bok. De frågade om jag kunde tänka mig att göra en förhandsläsning av boken och ge en recension på min blogg. Och eftersom jag faktiskt hade just denna bok på "bevakning" på Adlibris, så tänkte jag att det var en kul grej.

Boken heter "fabric art collage 40+ MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES och är skriven av Rebekah Meier.


Jag tycker att boken ger en massa nya ideer och förslag till hur man kan använda alla nya material som finns att tillgå nu för tiden. Det handlar verkligen om mixed media; tyg, färg, papper, tyvek, lutradur osv Den sträcker sig över textil konst såväl som collage och scrapbooking. Och man får utförliga instruktioner hur man använder alla dessa material och det finns massa bilder och steg för steg anvisningar.


Allt är ju självklart inte nytt, men det är en bra bok där allt blir samlat. Om man gillar Beryl Taylors bok Mixed Media exploration, så tror jag att man gillar denna också.


Länkar: till C&T Publishing blog


till Rebekah Meiers blog


och här kan du titta lite i boken


For a couple of weeks ago, I got an email from C&T Publishing, and they write this: " After looking though your blog it seems like this book would be something you and your readers would be interested in. Are you interested in receiving a review copy to share with your readers?" And my readers, yes it is YOU! So I say yes, and have now read this book.


fabric art Collage, 40+ MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES by Rebekah Meier



I think it is a very good book. Here is a lot of pictures and step by step "how to do". It is about all the new stuff as; lutradur, tyvec etc How to paint, stamps, and it is really mixed media, she use allthing from the quiltworld, embroidery and to the scrapbookingworld. If you like Beryl Taylor´s book: MIXED MEDIA explorations, I think you will like this book as well. Allthing isn´t new, but you have every thing in the same book.


Here is links to C&T Publishing blog


and to Rebekah Meier´s blog


and here can you take a look in the book



16 kommentarer:

Martys Fiber Musings sa...

How lucky for you to get an early view of this great book. Can't wait for it to hit the stands, so thanks for the Publishers's link.

Chris sa...

This is interesting that you have been asked to review a book. It shows that they feel your blog is influential, yet they manged to get some free advertising. How do you feel about that? Just wondering.

Gunnels blog sa...

Yes, I know what you mean Chris, I have been thinking of it too. But I decided to do it anyway, but I know they got free promotion ;-) It´s the new way these day to get promotion!

LOVE STITCHING RED sa...

It sounds a great book and one to add to the list of "must haves"

Have a good day Gunnel

Carolyn

Lynn sa...

Did they at least give you the book for free for doing this?
It does look interesting and your review is good, well done. Your blog shines so I am not at all surpised that they picked you to do this.

meplusmolly sa...

Thats great that you've been asked to do a book review.
It looks like it will be v interesting ;0

Gunnels blog sa...

Yes, I got an emailbook ;-)

Chris sa...

Well, I supposed you could have said it was terrible! And, if you got a free book, you did get paid. I think I would have done the same as you.

Ati. Norway. sa...

Thanks Gunnel for your opinion about this book. It is always so difficult to decide to buy a book online or not. I prefer to have a look first but I relay on you opinion now, so I have ordered it :)

Rebekah sa...

Gunnels,

I found your review of my book through Google. I was surprised. I did not know C & T had sent you a copy. You are my first on-line blog review (that I know of), and to be an international one, is so cool. This book was truly a lablor of love. Creating it, and then having like minded people give it good marks gives me a big smile! Thank you SO much, I really appreciate it!

Rebekah Meier

Pia sa...

Gunnel, vilken ära att få sån uppmärksamhet att du får recensera en bok. Jättekul. Boken verkar ju dessutom bra.
Ha det så gott!

Jackie sa...

Its nice to receive the compliment of being asked to review a book even if it is free advertising for them. I think you did the right thing.

ewa-christine sa...

Ja, så visar det igen att du är med "där ute" du är toppen Gunnel och värd all uppmärksamhet.
Grattis.............det är ju också att synas eller hur.
Hoppas din återkoppling finns med i boken eller så kanske den kommer med någon annanstans!

Margaret sa...

what a great choice of book sent for to you to review! will definately be on the lookout for this one, I love C&T publications, they were some of the first art books I ever bought (and have still got!)

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter sa...

Thanks for reviewing this book Gunnel! It looks like just the book I'm looking for - to tell me what to do with all the fun materials there are to work with!

Bente sa...

Hei Gunnel
Så flott, den boken MÅ jeg jo bare ha. Så moro at du fikk lese gjennom den og anbefale den.