Have you ever noticed that some of the best words of advice and inspiration come from off the pages of a children's book? Yes, I happen to LOVE children's picture books for that simple reason. Amongst the titles I have collected for my little one's library, this particular book sits on my bookshelf. A wonderfully written and illustrated book by Peter Reynolds entitled, The Dot.
What I adored about this book, was the way Reynolds conveyed a powerful message though simple means. His line drawings, accented by subtle hints of color. You watch as the young, frustrated art student, Vashti, learns that if you take a simple concept, an idea, a DOT, and work with it, you open yourself up to a world of endless possibilities. This is a book every budding, and established, artist needs to have on their bookshelf!
Just make a mark
where it takes you.