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2 posts from November 2011

21/11/2011

Let's Make Some Great Art

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Copyright 2011 Marion Deuchars 

In creative collaboration with Laurence King Publishing, talented illustrator Marion Deuchars has designed a book which fills my sketchbook heart with pure joy!

Let's Make Some Great Art  ( Kritzeln Zeichen Kunst ) is a drawing playground for children and adults, which in my mind enables us to keep young at heart. This book allows the imagination to run wild - inviting the inner artist to simply have fun making art.

From playful fingerprints, to exploring the technique of artists like Jackson Pollock, l believe realising one's own artistic expression can open up a whole new world - this book offers such a journey in creative abundance.

l warmly invite you to sharpen your pencil and make your mark!

04/11/2011

Hokey Stokes!

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My love for the printed book has been enhanced with these intricate book carvings by Hokey Stokes! artist and scientist - Julia Strand. With sharp blades, tweezers at the ready, and a steady hand, Julia carefully disects and re-constructs to give a once-valued piece of literature a brand new meaning, inspiring the reader to look at the book with a fresh perspective.

As a book-lover, Julia takes great care selecting the books for her art. "I only use books that are no longer valued for their content, and never carve rare or new books". l feel this train of thought, beautifully reflects the ethos of giving "out-of-date", or discarded books a creative make-over!

l'm delighted to add, that these creative book carvings can be purchased via Julia's online shop at Etsy.com, or you can personally commission a book carving, utilising a book from your very own bookshelf, via the Hokey Stokes! blog.

Creative re-cycling which is ever so revitalising and awe inspiring!