I think we are all “works in progress”  and I’ve found that I’m happiest when I’m learning and growing.  Creating art – whether it is music or visual art – is my way of expressing that growth.  The following books have provided me with visual inspiration, techniques, and tools for personal growth.

Comedy Writing Secrets by Mark Shatz with Mel Helitzer

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech

Getting Started Drawing and Selling Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen

How to be a Successful Cartoonist by Randy Glasbergen

The Artist’s Way – A Spirtual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

Writing Down the Bones – Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique by Anna Kiper

100 Years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

Big Book of Fashion Illustration by Martin Dawber

Contemporary Fashion Illustration Techniques by Naoki Watanabe

Complete Guide to Drawing & Painting – A Reader’s Digest Book

The Art of Jewelry Design: Principles of Design, Rings and Earrings by Maurice P. Galli, Dominique Rivière and Fanfan Li

Designing Jewelry: Brooches, Bracelets, Necklaces and Accessories by Maurice P. Galli, Dominique Rivière and Fanfan Li

Creative Variations in Jewelry Design by Maurice P. Galli, Dominque Rivière and Fanfan Li

Shinde Jewels by Reema Keswani