TPiB: When Books Inspire Art
One of the things I love most about the Doctor Who Tumblr is all of the amazing fan created art you find there. Sometimes there are quotes, sometimes not. But the thing is, Doctor Who is obviously a show that is touching a lot of people and inspiring them to create in response to them. For many people, books do this as well. Many of the authors I follow will share the artwork that fans send to them. They may be drawing characters or scenes depicted in the books. Sometimes they take their favorite quotes and make them into art. The thing is, when books move you they can inspire a creative response.
Here, I used Diptic to create a type of word game/pictogram of some of my favorite children’s stories. These are great to share online as a fun, interactive talking point.
I love so much about Alice in Wonderland. I love how part of the heart of the story is that Alice is a person full of wonder and imagination, and how as she grows older she risks losing that. As a mom my desire is that my girls will never lose it, either their muchness or their belief in impossible things. So I made a bunch of art to decorate their rooms and remind them to dream big.
Filed under: Apps, Art, Instagram, Teen Programming in a Box, TPIB
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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