The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity

The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity

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by Nick Bantock
     
 

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The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe that’s the point.

In The Trickster’s Hat, bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine cycle Nick Bantock invites you to lose yourself in order to become a better creator. Inspired

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The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe that’s the point.

In The Trickster’s Hat, bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine cycle Nick Bantock invites you to lose yourself in order to become a better creator. Inspired by Nick's popular and mischievous workshops, the book's forty-nine perceptive exercises will encourage you to forget your destination while you meander through the wondrous world that awaits you in the periphery of your mind's eye.

If you’re willing to be lead hither and thither down unlikely paths by a fellow of dubious reputation, if you’re prepared to keep a sense of humor and not be phased when he plucks the unexpected out of a mischief-stuffed hat, if you’re ready to zigzag, detour, and wander in search of a better understanding of your artistic core, then, let the Trickster be your guide.

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"The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity comes from the author of the Griffin and Sabine trilogy and focuses on how to become a better creator. It uses his popular, whimsical workshops to provide nearly fifty perception exercises to encourage readers to tap their creative juices, and it advocates mischief, out-of-the-box thinking, and a sense of play adults rarely get to enjoy. The result is a recommendation for a very wide audience, from arts students and those who would apply more creative perspective to business to readers interested in the kinds of play that lead to better inspiration. Very highly recommended: whimsical, colorful and bright!" –California Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399165023
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
298,748
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity comes from the author of the Griffin and Sabine trilogy and focuses on how to become a better creator. It uses his popular, whimsical workshops to provide nearly fifty perception exercises to encourage readers to tap their creative juices, and it advocates mischief, out-of-the-box thinking, and a sense of play adults rarely get to enjoy. The result is a recommendation for a very wide audience, from arts students and those who would apply more creative perspective to business to readers interested in the kinds of play that lead to better inspiration. Very highly recommended: whimsical, colorful and bright!" –California Bookwatch

Meet the Author

Nick Bantock is the author/artist of twenty-five books, eleven of which have appeared on the best seller lists, including three books on the New York Times top ten concurrently: GRIFFIN & SABINE, SABINE'S NOTEBOOK, and THE GOLDEN MEAN. The original Griffin book, GRIFFIN & SABINE, stayed on that list for more than two years. Nick's works have been translated into thirteen languages and over five million copies have been sold worldwide.

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The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of Nick Bantock's and this book only strengthens my enthusiasm. I love the tone and style of Nick's writing -- it's as if he's having a conversation with the reader. And the exercises are so enlivening -- even for someone who is much more of a writer than an artist. I'm sure Nick will make sure the Nook version gets straightened out, but in the meantime the book version is beautifully made and presented.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely delightful. The exercises are not only inspiring, but also a lot of fun. Nick Bantock's beautiful artwork appears throughout the book to make it a really visually stimulating experience. It's a truly unique and entertaining way to spark your creative journey.