Thursday, October 14, 2010

Great Book to Get You Inspired

I first read Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine & Cortney Heimerl when I was just starting out on my shop. The book reads like a documentary featuring artisans from around the United States. Each segment/chapter centers around an artist from each region such as the Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, etc. What I like most about this book besides the colorful crafty pics is the story behind each artist's journey to success. It is kind of like a compilation of Etsy's "Quit My Day Job" features. Handmade Nation has also been filmed as a documentary so if you don't have the patience to read the book then check it out on Amazon video on demand. I think I'm gonna watch it this weekend.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds lovely! It's lovely to read about other artists success :)

    (Psst... I'm having a giveaway in my blog and want to tell about it to those who have commented my blog so that they can take part and have a chance to win :)