Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques & Truly Original Projects
By Christine Schmidt [$13.59]
One of my favorite things about the holidays is having a few lazy days where my only real responsibilities are eating cookies, possibly shoveling some snow, and curling up in a chair with a good book. Granted, my idyllic view of Christmas vacations to-come may not be as carefree as I hope (someone needs to fix my parents computer after all!) but I definitely intend on catching up on my reading list.
After paring down my own reading wish-list, cross-referencing it with recommendations from Chris, and peaking at the bookshelves of all my creative friends, I've compiled a roundup of 10 inspiring books that will get your creative juices flowing and put you in the mood to start some new projects in the new year.
Perhaps it might even give you a few ideas to reply to that incessant question, "What would you like me to get you for Christmas this year?"
Tree Craft: 35 Rustic Wood Projects That Bring the Outdoors in
By Chris Lubkemann [$13.56]
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
By Steven Pressfield [$10.36]
The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation
By Amid Amidi [$30.87]
Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home
By Amy Pennington [$12.89]
Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing
By Michael Perry [$21.87]
Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life
By Julia Rothman [$11.45]
The Meatball Shop Cookbook
By Daniel Holzman & Michael Chernow [$16.13]