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I recently received my copy of Randy Elrod's book, "Beauty is Calling." Being familiar with Elrod's watercolors, I was looking forward to a feast for the eyes. "Beauty is Calling" did not disappoint. "Beauty" is a fantastic collection of beautiful art combined with a selection of quotations from everyone from Cicero to Lady Bird Johnson. As I spent time with each new work as I turned the page I was transported. Elrod's art does that to you. My two personal favorites in the book are "Beauty" and "Dreamin'."
Another great thing about Elrod's book is that proceeds from the sale of the book go to support Kalein, an artist development center. Kalein "offers artists and leaders a creative and passionate environment of encouragement and mentorship to better discover, develop and discipline heir dreams" (from the Forward).
I would highly recommend this wonderful book. It will take you to another world - a world of beauty. Not only that, but when you buy the book you can feel good knowing that you are supporting the arts and developing the next generation of artists.
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