Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fun Modern Art Idea Book

Ideas.  I love them!  I love sitting down and taking ten minutes to write out plans to some project I'd like to do or an event I'd like to plan.  Writing down my idea energizes me.  But over the years, I've come to realize that many of my ideas get to remain just ideas--at least for a while.  There simply isn't enough hours in the day to pursue all of my ideas.  Even so, I love to brainstorm and my mind is often spinning.

As a result, I smiled like I was opening up a Christmas present when I received a new book in the mail recently.  The book was Your Idea Starts Here by Carolyn Eckert.

This book contains 77 ideas about what to do with ideas in the beginning middle or ending stages. There are ideas like recycle, share, wait, critique... and others that I won't give away in this review.   You can view a preview of this book on Amazon or on  For each idea about ideas, there is a graphic and description of that idea.  Many interesting stories are included about little inventions that have changed our lives.   I could flip open anywhere in this book and smile.  I do not generally like modern art, yet most of the graphics in this book are just that--modern art.  And I love them!  I genuinely enjoy looking at this book--at the lines, composition, shadows, color, and subjects of the graphics.  My husband also enjoyed looking at all the pictures.  One thing which occurred as I read this book was that I laughed out loud often or at the very least smiled regularly in my reading.

As a book, it is well written, interesting, engaging, and easy to read.  All of the formatting makes the text easy to read and understand.  The graphics add to each idea about ideas and don't take away from the text.

You can see a preview of this book on Storey's website HERE.  This is a book is one you would give someone looking for ideas.  I greatly enjoyed this book!

It would be a perfect college graduation gift!

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book from Storey books.

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