#FridayReads – 10 Influential & Inspiring Books from Art’s Library

Welcome back to Art’s Bookshelf! Last night on Tequila Time with Art, I discussed some of the books that have influenced and inspired me over the years. It’s a list of 10, but they are in no particular order. I find that as an artist, it’s difficult to choose “favorites” – any shred of inspiration you can find is simply invaluable and incomparable. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself something nice, whether it’s one of MY books, or these fantastic volumes by other authors. Looking at images online is amazing and convenient, but there is something about picking up a heavy book and immersing yourself in it’s pages with no distractions.

Without further ado – 10 influential books from my bookshelf! For the details, I discuss them all on Tequila Time Episode 5!

1.) Man As Art by Malcolm Kirk

2.) Gold  by Sebastian

3.) Everest: The West Ridge by Thomas F. Hornbein

4.) The Creation by Ernst Haas

5.) African Ceremonies by Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith

6.) Manufactured Landscapes by Edward Burtynsky

7.) Irving Penn by Irving Penn

8.) Inside Life by Greg Gorman

9.) Across the Empty Quarter by Wilfred Thesiger

10.) Explorations by the Royal Geographic Society

Enjoy the list and hopefully the episode of Tequila Time. If you’re not joining me at 5:30 on thursdays for our live chat, you’re missing out! Follow me on Instagram and Facebook (The Insta audio/video is much better quality!) and join the conversation, submit questions, and catch me in some candid predicaments.

As usual drop your comments below and include your Instagram handle for a follow!

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Tequla Time with Art Recap – Live Like an Artist!

Hard to believe I’ve been doing Tequila Time for a month now, but I can’t express enough how nice it’s been to be able to connect with everyone out there. During this stay-at-home order, I’ve pretty much limited contact to the same few people who are helping with the live broadcast – so having this opportunity to connect with everyone is saving my sanity – thank you!

I almost consider my home and garden a public space, so being able to do a virtual tour  and sharing with you the artifacts and memories I’ve collected over the years means a lot to me. The theme of course for this video is “If you want to be an artist, LIVE like an artist”! Collect things that inspire you and make no apologies for surrounding yourself with the things you draw your creative fuel from, whatever that may be.

Enjoy the video – also I should note, the quality of the live video feed through Instagram is far superior to Facebook, so if you want the best possible experience for future TTA episides I highly suggest getting on IG – it’s also a great place to see my daily photo posts.

Have a great weekend, and hopefully you’ll be joining us next week, when we hang out in my den and discuss my favorite books!

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Tequila Time with Art – Live @ 5:30 PST – Recipe included!

Looking forward to another live Tequila Time this evening and I’d love to see you there if you can make it! We’ll be on Facebook Live and Instagram. If you’re planning on playing along at home, here’s a recipe I loosely follow:

1 1/2 oz of your favorite Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Crushed Ice

Finish with a splash of tangerine or orange juice – perfect as the days get sunnier and warmer! For those of you who don’t imbibe or aren’t of age, here’s a mocktail recipe you can use – no alcohol, but lots of love an fresh ingredients!

2 oz honey or agave
1 oz limeade concentrate
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
2 drops almond extract
1/4 tsp orange extract or bitters
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
Crushed Ice

In either case, it’s not a tequila cocktail or a mocktail without limes to garnish!

See you at 5:30 on Instagram or Facebook!

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