Fun & easy art inspired by T&H Hirameki

We were sent Hirameki by artists Peng + Hu from Thames & Hudson to review and I could immediately see how it would appeal to the twins, age 6. Hirameki means ‘brainwave’ or ‘flash of inspiration’ in Japanese, and this book is full of pages of splodges and splashes of colour that you’re encouraged to turn into something amazing, just by adding a few lines or dots with a black fineliner. The splashes are arranged into seven sections to help you go from single drawings blot-to-blot scenes! We all know I’m a fan of the adult colouring book, and this…

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Eddie Meer & Barter In the Bush

Eddie Meer & Barter in the Bush, written by Tom Campion and illustrated by Olivia Watkins, is an illustrated novel for children that’s just been published by Barker & Barker. The book is the inspiration behind an accompanying range of cushions and posters to create Barker & Barker’s first children’s collection, which features some of Olivia Watkin’s stunning illustrations – from Eddie Meer himself (an entrepreneurial/wheeler-dealer meercat in the Botswana Bush) and his sidekicks Ollie and Denzil, to bush animals such as giraffes and hippos, and the most beautiful lion. It was  the pictures that really caught the attention of…

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