Saturday, February 1, 2014
From the Bookshelf
I was thrilled a few months ago when I learned that Nick Bantock was releasing a new book, his first for many years. And even more thrilled when I found out it was a creativity manual. My copy came last week and I love it. Nick has given us 49 creative exercises to unblock, kick-start and unleash the artistic brain.
Several of these are ones I was familiar with, having done them in a weekend workshop at Nick's Salt Spring Island Studio back in 2008. They range from absurd to fascinating to fascinatingly absurd - and they work. Beautifully illustrated by a variety of Nick's collages - and a handy smaller size - this should be on everyone's studio table and used on a regular basis. Highly recommended.