Magical Glitter Bird Card
Halloween Witch Card using Faber Castell Watercolor Pencils

What I'm Reading

I receive quite a few emails asking my opinion on certain books (word has gotten around that I'm addicted!), people want to know whether such and such a book is useful, well written and if they are worth the money they cost - I buy rather a lot of books (I'm a bibliophile - a lover of books!).  So I thought I'd share my library with you all.  

For the moment this is just a list of the books I currently own - but eventually this will be reviews, stars and my opinion on which to buy - especially if one is better than another any why.  This wonderful list will live under the heading of Kate's Bookshelf  - I image it will take me a while to complete, but here is a little kick starter in case you are looking for some eye candy...

Th Th2 Acrev Acsolns

A Compendium of Curiosities - Volume I 
Tim Holtz

A Compendium of Curiosities - Volume II
Tim Holtz

 Acrylic Revolution
Nancy Reyner
New techniques for working with the worlds most versatile medium
 Acrylic Solutions
Chris Cozen & Julie Pritchard
Exploring mixed media layer by layer
Artsl Artrev Atcw  
 Art at the Speed of Life
Pam Carriker
Motivation and inspiration for making Mixed-Media art every day
 Art Revolution
Lisa L. Cyr
Alternative approaches for fine artists and illustrators
 Artist Trading Card Workshop
Bernie Berlin
Create collect swap - techniques for trading cards
 ArtSpecially for You
Geralda Jansen with Marianne Peters
Stamping Techniques step by step
Bot Fb Card design   Collage
 Botanical Portraits with Coloured Pencils
Ann Swan
 Brave Intuitive Painting 
Flora Bowley
Let go be bold unfold - Techniques for uncovering your own unique painting style
 Card Design
Dave Brethauer
Rubber stamping with coloured pencils and watercolours
 Collage Discovery Workshop
Claudine Hellmuth
Make your own collage creations using vintage photos, found objects and ephemera.
Ccg2 Ccg3 Ccg4 Cl
 Copic Colouring Guide: Level 2 Nature
Colleen Schann and Marianne Walker
 Copic Colouring Guide: Level 3 People
Colleen Schann and Marianne Walker
 Copic Colouring Guide: Level 4 Fine Details
Colleen Schann and Marianne Walker
 Creative Lettering
Jenny Doh
Techniques and Tips from Artists
Cpw Design Ff Dbwcp
 Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists
Ann Baldwin
Experimental techniques for composition, layering, texture, imagery and encaustic
Steven Aimone
A lively guide to design basics for artists and craftspeople
 Draw and Paint Fantasy Females
Tom Fleming


 Drawing Birds with Coloured Pencils
Kaaren Poole
Dl Dftjp Ds Ff1
 Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists
Carla Sonheim
52 creative exercises to make drawing fun
 Dreaming from the Journal Page
Melanie Testa
Transforming the sketchbook to art
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Creating magical Angel, Faery and Mermaid Worlds with Watercolour
 Fairies and Fantasy
Meredith Dillman
Learn to paint the enchanted world of fairies, angels and mermaids
Ffmm Fasabird Itw Art charms
 Flavor for Mixed Media
Mary Beth Shaw
A feast of techniques for texture, colour and layers
 Free as a Bird 
Vickie Hallmark
Journal Pages - Inspiration

 Image Transfer Workshop
Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson
Mixed-Media Techniques for Successful Transfers
 Making Mixed-Media Art Charms and Jewelry
Peggy Krzyzewski and Christine Hansen
Mcdw Mmg Ozd  
 Metal Craft Discovery Workshop
Linda and Opie O'Brien
Create unique jewelry, art dolls, collage art, keepsakes and more
 Mixed Media Girls
Suzi Blu
Drawing, painting and fanciful adornments from start to finish
 One Zentangle a Day
Beckah Krahula
A 6 week course in creative drawing for relaxation inspiration and fun
 Opulent Opals
Niamh Henshaw and Sue Bowers
Thick embossing enamels fun and easy to use
Pwdwl Pp Pt Ss
 Paint Watercolors that Dance with Light
Elizabeth Kincaid
 Painterly Plants
Claire Foster and Sabina Ruber
 Paper Transformed
Julia Andrus
A handbook of surface design recipes and creative paper projects
 Shadows and Shading
Marianne Walker
A beginners guide to lighting placement
Ssj Spcj Stw Tf
 Steampunk Style Jewelry
Jean Campbell
Victorian, fantasy and mechanical necklaces, bracelets and earrings
Christi Friesen
Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Projects
 Surface Treatment Workshop
Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson
Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques
 Taking Flight
Kelly Rae Roberts
Inspiration and Techniques to give your creative spirit wings 
Taof Taotd  Taoz Tcdj
 The Art of Faery
David Riche
An inspirational collection of art for faery lovers
 The Art of the Doodle
Eleanor Kwei
Discover your Inner Artist
 The Art of Zentangle
50 inspiring drawings and designs and ideas for the meditative artist
 The Complete Decorated Journal
Gwen Diehn 
A compendium of journaling techniques
Tcwen Tttwc Tofd Vintaj
 The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook
Gordon MacKenzie
A treasury of watercolour secrets discovered through decades of painting and experimentation
 Time to Tangle with Colours
Marie Browning
 Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen
Susan Gaber
 Vintaj jewelry Technique Book
Wms Wrfts Zen Zland p
 Watercolor Made Simple
Christine Nice
Complete easy to follow instructions from start to finish
 Watercolor Right From the Start
Hillary Page
Progressive Lessons in seeing and painting
 Zenspirations: Inspirations - Designs to Feed your Spirit
Joanne Fink
Colouring book
 Zenspirations: Letters and Patterning
Joanne Fink
Frames shapes, monograms, patterns and borders