The theme of the Kinderboekenweek 2014 (Week of the Children’s Book) was ‘Party!’. Bookstore De Omslag in Rosmalen (NL) asked me to give a workshop for children during this week. We worked with ecoline, straws, reed pens and dip pens. If you drip ecoline on paper and blow hard against it through a straw, you get the most fantastic shapes. Just like in clouds, you can recognize all kinds of shapes and figures in them. It allowed the children to create their own party animals.
I also applied the described technique to the poster that was used to announce the workshop. The animals crawl across the entire surface, in a party mood. The same creatures were depicted on the windows of the book store, inviting children to come in.