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Author Name:    BURTON, Mary Sheppard COOPER, Mary Ellen (ed.) KIRKPATRICK, Ed, photographer

Title:   Passion for the Creative Life : Textiles to Lift the Spirit. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Sign of the Hook Books, Germantown, MD, 2002, ISBN:0972446303 

Seller ID:   101676

BURTON, Mary Sheppard. Passion for the Creative Life : Textiles to Lift theSpirit. By rug hooking artist Mary Sheppard Burton with Mary Ellen Cooper, Editor. (Germantown, MD : Sign of the Hook Books, 2002). First Edition. Pp (7),viii-xxix,(4),4-372,(2). Illustrated. Index. 4to, red cloth, maroon le ttering to front board and spine, colour illustrated endpapers. Photographyby Ed Kirkpatrick. "Many students and many people who have seen Mary Shepp ard Burton's work have asked for this book. Asked to see her work time and time again. Asked to know what makes her "tick." How does she produce such superior works of hoked art on such a variety of subjects, and in so many extraordinary ways? This is the reason why so many fine elements have been brought together to make this book. And this is why, much like her wonderfulwork, this book is unlike most others. Her writings are offered up here ex actly as she wrote them. They may have been entries in a notebook or journal. Thoughts jotted down on the back of an envelope, or written between the lines of someone else's text that she found meaningful. Look at them. Leaf through them to find what is of moment to you, and allow hem to open your mind to possibilities in your own life and work - whatever that work may be.In this book there is simply what constitutes a compendium of Mary Sheppar d Burton's unbelievably beautiful life work - and the lovely, undestated, humble, from-the-heart writings that accompany her paintings in wool, and validate them. These are accompanied as well by the work of some of her friends: among the finest textile artists in the world today." (from the dj). Contents : Front Matter; A Call to Creativity; Searching for the First Threads in Time; Txtiles That Lift the Spirit; I Dream in Color. Many Nova Scotiacraftspeople are mentioned : Doris Eaton, Nova Scotia (pp 204-207); Nancy Edell, Hubbards, Nova Scotia (pp 208-209); Deanne Fitzpatrick, Amherst, Nova Scotia (pp 212-213); Elizabeth LeFort Hansford, born in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (pp 222-223); Sylvia MacDonald, Pictou, Nova Scotia (pp 246-247); Ruth Mills Smith, Springhill, Nova Scotia (pp 292-293). Very goodin dustjacket. 170.00


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