Sooo you know how I can NEVER EVER resist a peak at a craft book.. right? Well here is a great set of 4 books that you may want to take a look a. Thames & Hudson have brought out these 4 x 20 themed projects
So either take a peak at them indiviually or get them as a set (I do love a nice set). They come in a handy bigger than A5, but smaller than A6 hardback format, perfect for slipping into a bag and reading on the tube.
I love that they all have a similar lay out – making each book quick and easy to navigate. Each project has a difficulty rating, as well as an estimated “make time”. Very handy indeed.
I also feel that these books is of interest for both beginners (it gives you lots of basic info) as well as advances (there are plenty of “oh I hadn’t thought of that surprises!)
Hirameki was a book that I was very interested in from childhood art class memories – I remember one art lesson being all about findin shapes, characters and stories in paint splodges and it was a lesson I very much enjoyed. Here is a book that brings it all back.
It is a great lesson for talking with kids about how you can create something about nothing…
and is a bit akin to finding shapes in clouds – just a bit more colourful and creative
The book doesn’t really teach you “how to do” this as such, but provides you with LOTS AND LOTS of inspiration and ideas. This a bit of a “bed time reading” (or should I say “looking”) – a fun way to explore and discover and I can’t wait to have a go with the kids!
Disclaimer: we were sent the books free of charge to review