|what fun: on the right here we see a Dutch girl embroidering, although if I'm honest I have never seen such a scene in my life, the image is rather dated|
those in pics above and below are from Thames&Hudson, in my opinion always good value for money; both books are chock-a-block with scrumptious full colour photographs, offering visual inspiration as well as solid back ground information. I know I can find it all on the web, but I also like to have the actual books within arm's length and be able to go back and forth and keep on reading etc.
Karen Nicol is an artist I happened to discover somehow, somewhere online, I can't remember where; her work is amazing, versatile, meaningful and cheerful at once, there is so much to enjoy and be inspired by and to aim for oneself.
I especially love her monkeys; I apologize for the poor quality of the photographs but the light is very dull this evening.
(sorry my last comment went up twice!)