February 4, 2015

A life filled with art

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life
by Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert has always been an artist. She grew up in a home filled with tools and art supplies, courtesy of her parents, who loved to make things. So it's no surprise that she now makes a living as a picture book artist. In a book bursting with paper, paints, scissors, leaves, folk art and other found objects, Ehlert reveals her book-making process and how she comes up with her many ideas. A very happy book and a thrill to look at, children and adults will be inspired to create their own works of art. More encouragingly, Ehlert revels in the messiness of art; a welcome relief to all budding artists.

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