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Sunday, 27 December 2009

This wonderful book was one of my Christmas gifts - along with a couple of other art books that I've been lusting over for a while - and I've had my head stuck in them ever since!! The best bit of this book for me is the series of artistic challenges at the end. I like an interesting starting point! My favourite ideas from the book are "Paint a Dream", which I suppose is self-explanatory, and "Pay Attention", which involves making art based on three things you notice just going about your normal day. I love the concept of noticing what's always around you, seeing it with fresh eyes, and finding beauty in unexpected places.

10 comments:

  1. wow!!! i've been eyeing on this book too!! i'm so jealous now :p

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  2. Wow, what a wonderful Christmas present! I'll have to check out the book on Amazon, it really looks fabulous! Hope you'll share with us what you create!

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  3. I have this book too! I love it. You will really enjoy this :)

    Hope you are having a lovely holiday season.

    Love,
    LuLu~*Xoxo

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  4. Sharon yes it was a great gift! I will keep you posted on what I'm inspired to make!

    LuLu how funny you have the same book - it's great isn't it? I love it already and I haven't even read it all yet!

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  5. Wow, that looks like a wonderful book, lots of ideas! I wonder how "Paint a dream" would work as an IA challenge.....

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  6. Stephanie yes it crossed my mind about possibly suggesting some of them as team challenges - some great starting points!

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  7. I have this book, maybe I will have to dig it out again. Sometimes, when I look at other people's art too much, it jangles my brain off my track. Know what I mean?
    xox, Lisa

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  8. I love books about creativity! I will have to look for this one.

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  9. oooo, thanks for sharing! I always love a good art book...this completely looks like my cup of tea. Its going on my Amazon wishlist right away!

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