Imagina Una Noche – Children’s Book Review

Image – Create – Dream – these words describe my daily activities, I’m not always productive but those actions support my accomplishments. This book is an inspiring resource for adult artist and children alike.

The illustrations by Rob Gonsalves are thought-provoking, where the high contrast of dark and light at night, captivate the idea of figures or an orbit of stars and planets. Another stimulating idea is his painting of a living room with a bannister of trees, you realize the many shapes and lines in a room, and how you can turn them into a story or a theme.

I like to recommend this book or at least a few of the images to business colleagues because it helps to view a room in a different way. To take a straight line then zig zag it, this will create an illusion of movement and open up a space. Another idea is to take reflective light and turn it into an image or a story. If you find that one of your windows lets in bright light and the light reflects off of glass ornaments or mirrors in your home, build the room design and furniture around that story. Use the wonderful suggestions of Gonsalves in your every day living.

I know this may all seem so IMAGINATIVE but it really works when developing a character or a style. Your ideas matter and finding them in a book that celebrates ideas and change will energize you, then prepare you for an adventure in your own home or class room.

More books by Sarah L. Thomson .

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About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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