Artful Words: Mary Engelbreit and the Illustrated Quote

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Oct 1, 2006 - Art - 160 pages
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The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations."

When I come across writing that really moves me and inspires me, my reaction is twofold. I want to share it with others and I want to draw something that is worthy of it. I love finding quotes that stop people-that really make them think. And I love the idea that my work, combined with meaningful words, can provide comfort or inspiration to someone." -Mary Engelbreit, from Artful Words

Mary Engelbreit has made it her life's work to transform everyday objects-teapots and cottage roses, for example-into beautiful, sentimental icons. But what makes her art strike a chord with so many people worldwide is the substance behind the style. For Engelbreit, words and pictures have always gone together like the lyrics and melody of a great song.

Perhaps the most common question the wildly popular artist hears is, Where do you get your ideas? Her latest collection, Artful Words, collects the best of Engelbreit's signature artwork, complemented by quotations, adages, and sayings and sprinkled with Mary's commentary and reminiscences about what inspires her. The book is organized into seven categories:

* Love and Family

* Friendship

* Inspiration and Encouragement

* Wisdom and Learning

* Childhood

* Holidays

* Pure Mary

Fans the world over can't seem to get enough of Engelbreit, so Artful Words is sure to become another instant classic.


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User Review  - NeddieB - LibraryThing

I love Mary Engelbreit! Her art and sayings are cheerful and cozy and very encouraging. My favorite saying is "Life is a chair full of bowlies," and boy is she right! I highly recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - 51tnf -

I love the combination of art and wisdom Mary Engelbreit uses. Ive had a Mary Engelbreit calendar hanging on my wall at work every year for the last 20+ years. I am very happy to have found a compilation of some of her best work in one place to review when I need some inspiration. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Mary Englebreit's aphorisms and artwork appear on millions of greeting cards and gift products. Her popularity continues to grow through the success of her books, calendars, home decor, stationery, and crafting lines. Her company is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


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