Category Archives: animal inkblot

Gobolinks

A fellow inkblot enthusiast asked me recently if I had heard of Gobolinks, and I was amazed the find that I didn’t know anything about this book, originally written and illustrated in 1896 by Ruth McEnery Stuart and Albert Bigelow Paine. … Continue reading

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Fifteen Ways of Looking at an Inkblot

  Fifteen Ways of Looking at an Inkblot   Look at the positive shapes, or the ones made by the ink and water. Look at the negative shapes, or the white around and inbetween the shapes made by the ink and … Continue reading

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Ink Blowing in a Sketchbook

  I had a bunch of ink that I inherited from my friend Frank and decided to play around with some of the colors–some so old I had never even seen them before. This is a large Moleskine sketchbook, landscape … Continue reading

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Subway Inkblots

I have been drawing into lots of inkblots on the subway recently. These are tiny, about 4 by 5 inches, and I can draw into almost three on one 35 minute subway trip! I take a large ziploc bag full … Continue reading

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What I Saw on my Way to the Park

In the slate, on the way to the park–this one almost didn’t need me to print out the picture and draw into it–can you see the dog and his ball? The morning light glanced across the surface of the slate … Continue reading

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Creatures in the Sidewalk

This baby dragon was easy to see. I have walked over him a hundred times–a thousand times! But I never saw him before this week. Again, I took his picture, brought it home and printed it out onto Rives BFK, … Continue reading

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Roundtable for Kids: Book review

Bob Walch reviews Inkblot for the Roundtable Reviews–books for kids, teens and tweens: “Margaret Peot not only illustrates how inkblots can be a source of artistic inspiration but also how they can take an individual’s creativity to new heights…This hands-on … Continue reading

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Octopus Inkblot

Octo-inkblot, inspired, I think from our trip to Coney Island’s NY Aquarium. This is Cephie, a one-year old. She was in the process of transforming herself to the color and texture of the rocks in her enclosure.

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Frank Krenz’ Inkblot

When I published Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity last spring, I got a couple of surprising inkblots in the mail right away. One was from my father (which I will post, too, in a couple of weeks), … Continue reading

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Inkblot Paper Dolls

Long thin inkblots can make interesting paper dolls–or figures for a maquette or puppets for a paper stage. You will have to make several long thin inkblots–cut or tear paper to approximately 3″ x 8″ and fold in half the … Continue reading

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