Meher is a freelance author and educator who has curated exhibitions of Asian art for more than ten years. I first met her many, many years ago through a friend who recommended me as her wedding photographer [yes, I used to do weddings but that was in my former life before kids - ha ha!] Wait a second... now that I think about it, I was pregnant at her wedding but didn't know it until a week later!!!
Anyhoo, last fall while attending a Choo Choo Soul concert in Pasadena, I ran into Meher, her husband.... and their baby(!) who was already 3 at the time. So here we are, April of 2010 and Meher contacted me to photograph her son for some headshots. All I'm really trying to say here is that I love how being a photographer allows me to connect with new friends and at the same time, reconnect with old ones. Here is a write-up on Meher's latest book.
An ABC of What Art Can Be
Esther Pearl Watson
This delightful book is a colorful reminder of the many things that visual art can be, become, and do. Whether it's weaving or making pottery or working on your computer or turning junk into something unexpected and wonderful, An ABC of What Art Can Be is an invitation to look around and think creatively-outside the boring box. After all,
A is for artist, creator of art,
Making all sorts of things with the hands and the heart.
The playful rhymes and dazzling collages are reminders that each of us is unique and can produce a work of art that's equally unique. In this lively book readers will find an ABC that's unlike any other. It includes four pages of "fun stuff"--easy-to-do activities inspired by the text and illustrations. Ages four and up.
Meher McArthur is a Los Angeles-based freelance author and educator who has curated exhibitions of Asian art for more than ten years. Her books include Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols and The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles . Esther Pearl Watson 's paintings have been widely exhibited, most recently at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Kansas City Museum. She has also lectured extensively and created popular cartoon works, such as Unlovable .