Monday, February 11, 2008


Laurie Zuckerman's memory jugs are profiled in Lynne Perrella's newest book: Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions: An Intimate Exploration of the Mixed-Media Work and Collections of 35 Artists. I am one of the 35 obsessed artists she has selected for this publication, and I am proud to be in such great company with Michael deMeng, Keith LoBue, and of course, Lynne Perrella. My copies of this beautiful hard-cover book just arrived in the mail this afternoon. I took some photos of my four-page spread that features several of my very obsessed memory jugs, along with the "fixin's" for another jug not pictured. Lynne has also used one of my photos for the frontispiece of her book. Thank you, Lynne! You did an awesome job putting this book together. already has twelve 5-star reviews of the book. website to order book:

Book Description from
"A glimpse into the personal collections and work of 35 major artists.

"This large format, full-color, inspirational book is about how artists use their collections to make artwork. The gallery-style format allows readers to see what artists collect, and the resulting spectacular artwork they make from it. The book will feature the collections and the artwork of thirty-five major mixed-media artists. The artwork will include journals, assemblages, altered books, as well as jewelry pieces, and detailed descriptions of the materials and techniques used, plus tips and insights into using unusual materials and collections.

"Mixed-media artists are naturally collectors. They are fascinated by the stuff of life, and they are always looking for the right elements to add to their collages and journals. This book offers a juicy combination -- sort of a walk through an artist-filled flea market, and a gallery of the pieces created using these collections with tips and insights on collecting and creating, and how they go hand in hand."

About the Author:
Lynne Perrella is an artist, author, and workshop instructor. Her art interests include collage, assemblage, art journals, and one-of-a-kind books. Her first two books, Artists' Journals & Sketchbooks and Alphabetica were published by Quarry. Her third book, Beyond Paper Dolls came out in September 2006 by Stampington. She contributes articles to a variety of magazines, including Sketchbooks, Martha Stewart's Body + Soul, and Mary Englebreit's Home Companion. Her work has appeared in various books on mixed media including: Collage for the Soul, True Colors, Crafting Personal Shrines, Altered Books, The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery, Quilted Memories, and others. Lynne also appears in the documentary film, ?1000 Journals?. She conducts creativity workshops at venues throughout the United States and abroad. She exhibits collage and assemblage at galleries throughout the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Her website is


Anonymous said...

Laurie, today I received this great book full of unbelievable, wonderful art works of so many different divinely gifted artists and inspiration. Well, tomorrow I will go to the flea market in my town... absolute!!! Will come back soon. Cheers, Manja (Germany)

Ro Bruhn said...

I bought the book this weekend, there is so much eye candy for a found objects junky like me. Love your work.

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are one inspiring woman! Amazing!

pirate grrl said...

i bought the book because you are featured! love waters

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