Synopses & Reviews
Leonardo was inspired by the haphazard swirls in marble; Victor Hugo dribbled coffee and wine on paper to create new imagery. Now, noted artist, printmaker, and Broadway costume designer Margaret Peot takes inkblots to new creative heights with this stunning, hands-on celebration of their beauty and potential. She presents the many insights and techniques she has gained throughout her career--from basic tips and information on paper and ink to advanced techniques for transforming inkblots into works of art.
"Peot takes inkblots out of the psychology class and into the art room. After a short introduction, she gives basic instructions for creating inkblots. . . . She suggests that readers create a sketchbook and explains how to use inkblot art as a starting point for creative writing. . . . Peot's enthusiasm is contagious and her ideas about using images to develop creativity are intriguing. . . . The book is handsomely designed with a variety of background and font colors and printed on high-quality glossy paper. . . . This book is likely to make teachers and artists catch the inkblot bug."--School Library Journal, starred review
"[An] exciting road map through an underappreciated art form. . . . Equally cool for kids and parents, art classes or casual groups." --Kirkus Reviews
* "Peot's enthusiasm is contagious and her ideas about using images to develop creativity are intriguing. . . . Likely to make teachers and artists catch the inkblot bug." --School Library Journal, starred review
"Browsers will be delighted with Peot's diagrams and finished pieces, and practitioners can expect to find as much guidance in her examples as in her text." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
About the Author
Margaret Peot is a book artist, printmaker, painter, and artist. Since 1989 she has been painting and dyeing costumes for Broadway (The Lion King, Wicked, Spamalot, and hundreds of others), dance, television, and film. She lives in New York with her husband Daniel and son Sam, both of whom are excellent ink blotters.