Could your creative juices do with a bit of outside input?
This is the second year I'm doing a Home Art Retreat Weekend. This time I've splashed out on a beautiful gift for myself: The Artist’s Book Ideation Cards from the publisher of limited edition books, Flying Fish Press.
Why use ideation cards?
The set - designed by Barbara Tetenbaum and Julie Chen - was intended as an ideas prompt for book artists. Barbara Tetenbaum - a professor of Book Arts - says she uses them with her students when they are stuck or just for fun.
Since artist’s books are a medium I've got a yearning to explore more of, I figure I can get a double dose of inspiration from these cards: both as general prompts for mixed media work and as an inspiration to make some artist’s books.
There are two decks in the set:
I'm so excited to open the box on Friday and see what sort of inspiration the Ideation Cards provoke!
If you'd like to use these prompts for your own projects, I'll be sharing the cards I draw over the Home Art Retreat Weekend on my Facebook page and Twitter (with the hash tag #HomeArtRetreat) so don't miss out.
You can still get the benefits of a Home Art Retreat
This home art retreat weekend has long since past but it's still a great, immersive experience to give your art-making a boost.
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