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There are many self published books being made on Blurb by artists these days. Here’s a few:
Painted Threads, mixed media textile art
by Judy Coates Perez
The first half of the book is a collection of images of my art quilts with corresponding artist statements and the second half is mixed media textile work combining paper, fabric, paint, metal and stitching.
BIRDWATCHING a metal clay adventure
Vickie Hallmark compiles a themed set of her mixed-media art jewelry, hand-formed from metal clay and glass. Images and descriptions of silver and bronze jewelry, accented with gemstones, enamel and hand-painted glass, all feature bird images original to the artist. The high resolution photographs alternate with famous bird-themed quotations.
Copper On, Copper Off an electroforming adventure
Based on her popular on-line tutorial, Vickie Hallmark presents an authoritative manual for copper electroforming onto glass beads. Topics covered include theory, equipment, design, and operation, as well as troubleshooting and sources. Illustrated with dozens of one-of-a-kind electroformed lampwork beads, including her signature carved copper encasements.
Wild at the Edges: Inspiration from a Creative Life
By Virginia A. Spiegel
“Wild at the Edges” is woven from the intertwined threads of writing, photography, adventuring, and making art. “I share my inspiration and influences as well as what’s beautiful and significant in my creative life.”
art. stitch. life. works 2006-2009
By Kelli Nina Perkins
“I decided that it would be nice to have a compendium of the last few years’ worth of artwork at a glance, so I knocked together a 194 page book filled with art. This represents at least my favorite, if certainly not all my work”