by Margaret Peot
Did you know that many famous visual artists and writers have found inspiration in inkblots? This includes author Margaret Peot, who’s been using inkblots for inspiration for decades. Peot wants to share her enthusiasm for this technique with step-by- step projects to inspire you too. These techniques could spark ideas for elementary age to adult artists. There are scary creatures, fun animals and insects, and abstract backgrounds. Especially interesting are short bios about famous artists who used this technique– including Hermann Rorschach, father of the famous Rorschach Test. I didn’t know artist Leonardo da Vinci, writer Victor Hugo and poet Justinus Kerner all used inkblots as creative springboards. You don’t need much in the way of materials or training to give this method a try, but this technique will take your imagination to new places!
reviewed by Victoria