Title: Craft-a-Doodle, 75 Creative Exercises from 18 Artists
Author: Jenny Doh
Age Range: any
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Lark Crafts (August 6, 2013)
Genre: Non-fiction, arts and crafts
Source: Publisher for review
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Using a simple doodle as a starting point, 18 artists take you on an
inspirational, crafty journey! Filled with inventive prompts designed to
fuel the imagination, these 75 exercises motivate crafters to pick up a
pencil, brush, or marker, and explore their artistic voice. From quick
“try it” ideas using shapes and patterns to doodled portraits and
contour drawings, these step-by-step projects are wild creative fun. The
featured artists include Cori Dantini, who provides a “Recipe for a
Face”; Flora Chang with innovative watercolor designs; and Teesha Moore
who offers ideas for adding personality to doodled characters.
About the Author:
Jenny Doh is head of www.crescendoh.com and author/packager of
numerous art and crafting books. She is former Editor-in-Chief and
Director of Publishing for Somerset Studio magazine and its sister
publications. For her leadership in publishing, Jenny was recognized by
Folio magazine as one of the top 40 leaders within the publishing
Jenny received her Masters in Social Welfare from UCLA,
and her undergraduate degree in Political Science from UC Irvine. She
lives in Santa Ana, California. She loves to crochet, knit, stay fit,
and play music.
If you have a creative or crafty child, this book is perfect! Even if
you are the crafty type, you would most likely enjoy the exercises in
this book. There are 75 exercises in all, and each one is unique.
Several different artists contributed to the book, so styles and ideas
are widely varied.
I liked some styles and exercises better than other ones. Not every
exercise appealed to me, but the beauty of having so many artists
contribute is that there will most likely be something for everyone.
This book is a great resource for getting those creative juices flowing
and switching into right brain mode. It is a lot of fun to take the
doodle prompt and put an individual touch to it.
Here are some of my doodles:
This book is definitely recommended for anyone artistic! It would make a really fun Christmas or birthday gift.