Have you seen any of the YouTube videos of ‘Flash Mobs’ – the ones where a large number of apparently normal shoppers and tourists suddenly group and start singing and harmonising? Well, I belong to the Brisbane Illustrators Group, and we did a similar thing—but producing artworks.
Over a short period of time, we arrived at the Collectors’ Cafe at the Queensland Museum, mingled, ordered and strolled to a table. After chatting for a while, someone suggested that it was time…and the paints, coloured paper, glue, scissors, pens, crayons and envelopes appeared from bags.
…And we created ‘corner bookmarks’.
Just cut off the corner of an envelope and decorate…
…and slip over the page where you stop reading.
Then, just like a ‘flash mob’, we cleared up and vanished back into the crowd.
This is a great activity for children. As you can see, we all enjoyed producing samples for inspiration. Apart from being fun, it encourages artistic creativity, and just maybe it will tempt participants to read and have the need to mark page places.
Karen Mounsey-Smith – https://desig632.wixsite.com/gidgeymoillustration
Tanya Hempson – https://www.tanyahempson.com
Tony Single – https://crumblecult.com
Anil Tortop – https://aniltortop.com
Angela Sunde – https://www.angelasunde.com
Katherine Battersby – https://katherinebattersby.com
Annie O’Dowd – http://www.seadogs.com.au/seadogs_home.html
Lucia Masciulo – https://luciamasciullo.com
Graeme Fitzsimmons – https://www.facebook.com/graeme.fitzsimmons.9
Pascale Schmid – https://www.pascale-schmid.com
Sona Babajanyan – https://sonasart.com
Joanne Brooker – https://www.joannebrookerstudio.com
Giorgia Gurrieri – https://www.gallery247.com.au/giorgia-gurrieri
…and I did some, too.
I hope these examples inspire you to have a go as well.