Thursday, March 03, 2011

Virginia Spiegal's book on inspiration

Virginia Spiegal is the amazing woman who recently organized the One Auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society. She has been donating her time and energy to raising money through fiber art auctions for the ACS for several years. This year the auction raised close to $10,000 in 6 hours.

As a thank you gift for my participation and help promoting it, she gave me a copy of her book. This was so generous and completely unnecessary, but I am very grateful to be the recipient of this beautiful book.

Wild at the Edges is a substantial little book at 80 pages. One of the things I love about it is Virginia's sharing the inspiration for her work through her beautiful photography and writing.  This was obviously written from the heart about her love of nature and creating art as a result.

Isn't this exactly what we all want to know about when we look at an artists work? What drives them to make the work that they do?

If you don't have a copy of Wild at the Edges: Inspiration from a Creative Life, I highly recommend it.


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