Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Trickster's Hat

Nick Bantock, in The Trickster's Hat: A Mischievous Apprenticeship in Creativity
talks about our tendency to return to familiar motifs. He encourages us to break out of familiar patterns. 
He says that we must let go of "self-seriousness" in our process, & remember to play.
Bantock talks about approaching a series of exercises that he presents in the book with a "Devil-may-care attitude". The Trickster, Bantock states, does not favor us when ego is driving our endeavors. 

This book was recommended to me by Carol from Paris Breakfasts. Now there's a gal who knows how to incorporate play into her very focused & in-depth work, & how to tap into her "true motivations & passions."  


  1. I love all 4!

    You are both adventure lovers and I love following you girls!
    I tried acrylics late this aft..My old dried up tole painting acrylics..FUN..too

    You both follow your PASSION.

  2. Love the quartet.
    Now do it withiut the black line.
    I dare you !

  3. I like this "remember to play" !Picass used to say that all kids were artists but problem was that they had to grow..

    Passe un bon week-end créatif, chère Rita! Je t'envoie mon adresse mail très vite!

  4. So YOU are the one who mentioned this book. I couldn't remember who it was but I ordered it and it came a few days ago. Hope to get "into it" this weekend. It looks like great fun so thanks for the heads-up!!!


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