Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spark #1- The Book Book

Before I moved to the suburbs of Long Island I taught art classes to 1-5 graders three times a week. I miss molding young minds and the inspiration it brings, therefore I have been playing with many different ideas and have decided to begin interactive inspirational posts (I'll call them Sparks) on the blog. You can participate or not- mostly it's just food for the soul.
My first prompt is taken from the Book Book by artist Sophie Benini Pietromarchi. I found this book in a round-about way via one of my favorite blog's, Julia Rothman's Book By It's Cover. I went to Tara Books where I found a diverse range of very artistic books from all over the world. While I'm on the topic of multicultural books, my friend Nathalie would like you to sign this.

The Book Book nurtures ideas and it's always a treat opening it up.

In chapter 2 Sophie states "There are No Rules!"
In chapter 2.1 Sophie show's a collection of things inside her pencil case...

In chapter 3.1 is the prompt for...
Massaging Your Imagination

A Maze
A place to hide
Your favorite prince
Your favorite princess
Your house
Your castle
Your hero

Feel free to post your sparks in the comments...and if it's a visual spark, please link to the image!


Tamara said...

When I was a child, I used to hide in the dog house (probably to escape some kind of punishment). Used to do this all the time, until the day came when I got stuck inside it. It was scary - dark and earwigs biting me! I think this sparked the onset of my claustrophobia!

Tamara said...

BTW, I thought I'd mention the Kidlit contest: www.kidlit.com/kidlit-contest/
Were you not working on some middle grade/YA material?
You have to submit the first 500 words of your manuscript...
I think I'm going to submit and I think Mary did too...

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I work with 3-4 year olds, and I am always loking for ideas to help them be more creative.

Melinda Cornish said...

what a cool book and I love Clementine!

Anonymous said...

Greetings PixieWinkle..from the Magic Carpet Ride. I thank you for your sweet sentiment on my blog. For me this Ride is all about greeting blissfully creative bloggers, like you! Its so fun to meet and greet spirit like you. I have linked you to my blog so I can visit often. Blessings..Eden

Anonymous said...

and i love this...have to give them some thought as I can't be sure which one to write about...be back in touch soon...maybe about a castle or a maze...Eden