CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

Craftfulness is the idea that making things with your hands makes you feel better, and can offer the same benefits as mindfulness and meditation, yoga, running, playing an instrument or singing. Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with our hands … Continue reading CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

PLAYING WITH COLLAGE, LEARN THE ART OF COLLAGE FROM A MASTER, by Jeannie Baker, Candlewick Studios

With this gem of a book, readers are invited to trust their instincts -- and play -- as they follow the advice of an award-winning collage artist. Whether using dried flowers or tiny shells, spaghetti or postage stamps, Jeannie Baker draws from the world around her to make work that is singularly beautiful and imaginative. … Continue reading PLAYING WITH COLLAGE, LEARN THE ART OF COLLAGE FROM A MASTER, by Jeannie Baker, Candlewick Studios