Guess who’s coming to Dinner!
If it’s quirky, and it’s on our library shelves, it’s going home with me.
Imagine my surprise while innocently strolling through the stacks and blundering into the book, Tattoo A Banana And Other Ways To Turn Anything And Everything Into Art by Phil Hansen. The cover depicts a naked man, yes, tattoed on a banana.
This book had me from the commonsense disclaimer which instructs, “although it may be tempting to eat your art, don’t.”
What’s not to love in this book?
There’s thesection on The Devil Wears Non-Recyclables, or fun with plastic grocery bags. You don’t want to miss the chapter on Creative Shapes from Burnt Toast or my personal fave, Gloorah, using plastic army men and glue to make art. You will remember those plastic men —those torture devices that your bare foot always encounters while stealthily heading to the kitchen for another bite of chocolate cake. You can get groovy with The Eracerist or you might choose to Put Your Rake into it, which encourages the artist in you to “rake” a design or word.
Author Hansen is well-known for his eclectic use of artistic media, using everything from matchsticks to dandelion puffs to work his magic.
Take it home with you.