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.
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.
"[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