The History of Modern Art, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by H H Arnason as it is quite heavy but laden with lots good reading and many photographs of art in both color and black and white. Notice that pottery isn't mentioned.
ArtWorks and this coming weekend is the Mistletoe Market so I'll be really busy anyway. Thankfully it's an indoor show.
I also picked up this book Caning and Rushwork by Yvonne Rees to get some background information because in January I've signed up for a class locally to learn the art of caning. I'll start out working on a small footstool. I've also signed up for an acrylic painting class. The classes are given at a local church. The classes are taught by volunteers in the community as part of the church's outreach program, OASIS, for adults over 50. For 25 dollars a person can take as many classes as they want each quarter. What a bargain.
The Art of Woodburning by Betty Auth. Woodburning and woodwork has always intrigued me. I never did paint on the slabs of wood, walnut, cedar, oak, etc, I got some time ago. The wood was so beautifully grained I didn't have the heart to cover it up with paint. I have another project set aside for that wood and it doesn't involve woodburning either. Sorry about the quality of the photos of these books but I'm in a rush this morning. If you click on the links you'll be taken to more details about each book.
Coming up I have a few recipes to post and I've opened up a bag of speckled stoneware clay and starting making more work with that clay. I also have one bag of red clay to use. So stay tuned while many of us will be keeping warm with indoor projects. Meanwhile I redid Barney's bed but I may have to make a few more additions to it with this next onslaught of cold coming along. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.