Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Recently I was the lucky recipient of Pass the Book. I knew I would love it and I was not disappointed. I especially liked the 'Try it outs!' and these can be adapted for any creative idea.
For example, writing prompt cards is something I did last year when I needed inspiration for my Project 365 photos. But rather than a one word prompt, the author of Painted Pages, Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, suggests you can use this idea as a two-minute warm up exercise. For example:
- Paint only with white paint
- Write a few words with rub-on letters
- Rip out a page of a book and use a piece for collage
The techniques shown in this book could easily be used on a scrapbook page or a handmade card, so this book would be of interest to those like me who are not purists, and who like to experiment and express themselves in a wide range of creative arts. And of course, if you are a wanna-be or an art journalist! The book is also lovely just to browse, admire, and read, and there is a good range of examples as well as techniques to try. I read it from cover to cover within days of receiving, and I have since picked it up frequently just to look again.
Sadly I have not had opportunity to try out any of the techniques shown in this book. But I will in time and I have recorded lots of notes and inspirational ideas. And if you would like to be the next recipient of Painted Pages just leave me a comment. I will pick a name from random in one week. If you are not sure how Pass the Book works, pop over to Sian's where she explains it beautifully. And finally, a huge thank you to Sian for buying the books and sharing them! A wonderful gesture that is much appreciated by all who receive them. I wonder who the next lucky reader will be?