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Book review: Japanese Zen Gardens

This is an elegant coffee table book, but one that you can get your teeth into. Part One introduces you to the tradition of the landscape garden in Japan, and covers a selection of individual temple gardens. 269 more words


Finding Your Next Inspiration

Sometimes I find my inspiration fire has dwindled down to ashes and think what will spark the creative flame again…never stop looking around you for what just might inspire your next projects…we took our Granddaughter shopping one day and found these beautiful botanical art prints in Nordstroms….my cell phone is always ready to catch an artful inspiration…I should call it my cell camera…I use the camera much more then using it as phone… 177 more words


Stian Hole - Enchanted childhood: When details speak


My granddad loved to tell jokes. They blurted out of him, and halfway through he was laughing so hard that nobody could hear the end of it. 426 more words

Art Books

Carving Eraser Stamps: Small but Mighty

It’s dangerous, fun, challenging, and makes a bit of a mess. Perfect.

Stamp carving wisdom: Always carve away from your fingers, and have extra rubber ready to soothe the frustrated artists. 287 more words


Book review: Photoplay!

Bronstein, M.J. Photoplay! Chronicle Books, 2014, unpgd. Ages 4-Adult. ISBN 978-1-4521-2341-7 $12.99 P5 Q8

M.J. Bronstein is a professional photographer who combines photos with drawings for fanciful, whimsical results. 74 more words

Book Reviews

Shane Lavalette

All images © Shane Lavalette, from the Picturing the South series.

Cheap & Plastique interviews Syracuse, New York based photographer Shane Lavalette for issue #11. See more of Shane’s work … 2,936 more words


Gluekit + Booklet Library (Tokyo)

We are thrilled that a copy of our book, Gluekit “Made Photographs,” has become part of the Booklet Library collection. We are honored to have our work included beside so many great zines and artist’s books, and thrilled to have our work available in Japan!