Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Word for Wednesday is...

Kaleidoscope: a device that produces beautiful designs.

Kaleidoscope: a book to spark creativity, edited by Suzanne Simanatis.

Suzanne has managed to gather a group of mixed media artists who were willing to share their thoughts and advice on the creative process. Subjects include; how to get past a creative block, how to design a great studio, creative prompts and wishes, and a few specific projects with instructions as well. This is a book with enough ideas to savor for a long time. Of course with mixed media, anything goes; but these artists have learned to direct the "anything" to produce work that is a style all their own.
One problem with this book: the print is very small, and often printed on top of complicated art pieces which makes it hard to read. But if you can get past that you can find plenty of inspiration.

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