With just this lil big going on already I bet you know I am pent up and he is stir crazy. I know we have to have a way to get past this or both of us are going to blow up. Thankfully Carla Sonheim has helped out in this area. I have THE ART OF SILLINESS: A Creativity Book for Everyone by Carla Sonheim sitting right here. Carla is a popular illustrator and workshop instructor based in Seattle. She is known for her fun and innovative projects designed to help adult students recover a more spontaneous and playful approach when creating art. Right now with her help, Dear Hubby is actually relaxing his physical body as his mind starts thinking in a different mode for a bit. It is nice to see that lil crooked grin he can get.
With THE ART OF SILLINESS that offers dozens of fun, engaging ideas and activities that encourages us to rediscover the childlike joys of letting the imagination – and pencil – roam freely. The book helps us flex our creative muscles and gets our mind moving in different directions once again. I like that it challenges us by drawing upside down to imagining new worlds. Here are a few of the ways it makes you really think while still having that child like silliness.
- “Draw a dog pretending to be a horse pretending to be a chicken.”
- “Scribble all over these two pages for five minutes straight.”
- “Draw five bicycles from your imagination, using only one line.”
We are lucky to have a prize giveaway of one copy of THE ART OF SILLINESS. Would you like to win it? Well if so just leave a comment below. Tell me what you miss about being a child? What part of the seriousness of play has just missed you lately? Giveaway Rules: ONE prize package per blog: US addresses ONLY, please!