I've been working hard on getting ready for the Pigtown Festival, which is Saturday, September 6th. My neighbour and I are having a booth there where we're selling our art. Or "art" in my case, since I just play with this.
Thanks to a promotion by AirTran, the festival's getting some national publicity, so we're expecting large crowds, which meant I had to double what the number of things I'll be selling. I am doing a lot of pig-themed art, including the Ville de Porc logo I created, as well as some canvases and hand-made books. Whew!
I did make some time to scoot out to the Book Thing this morning and got a real prize - a first edition of Irving Penn's Flowers. It's just a stunning book and I hope that in looking at the master's photographs, I will pick up some tips to take my flower pictures. With my new camera, I am able to take stunning close-ups of flowers, which never cease to amaze me.
I also got a copy of the 2004 book, House Beautiful Decorating School, which looks like it will be a good reference book. The images in it are lovely and present a variety of styles.
Another recent book acquisition, this time an actual PURCHASE, was Scalamandre Luxurious Home Interiors. There's an off-price book store near my office and sometimes when I am making a Starbux run, I pop in there. The Scalamandre book is just lush with loads of glorious images, featuring their spectacular fabrics.
As soon as the Festival's done, I will look forward to spending some down-time reading these books and studying the photographs. Posting may be a bit scant this week, but as always, thanks for reading!