When we head over to our local library, I usually head straight for the New section. I’m always on the lookout for new craft books containing tutorials I haven’t tried or a technique I’m looking to learn. Then, I head upstairs to look through the entire collection of creative how-to’s.
I was thrilled when I picked up The Organic Artist by Nick Neddo. A quick flip through the text showed me materials that I already had at home to work with, so I borrowed it and I’m so glad I did.
Nick’s book was an enjoyable and fascinating read. So far, I have successfully made:
- homemade charcoal
- charcoal holders made of bamboo
- ink from leftover coffee
- bamboo reed ink pens
Each of these tutorials were clear and easy to understand. Some of the others are a bit more complex in process or materials needed, but they all produce such beautiful and natural artist’s supplies. If you are interested in checking it out further, I encourage you to check with your local library or order your own copy from Nick Neddo — he personally signs each copy ordered from his website with homemade pen & ink!