Happy New Year, and the (Creative) Value of 'Making a Mess'!

Mess by Keri Smith
This lovely book, by Keri Smith, celebrates mess, mistakes and imperfections. In other words, real life. Smith suggests a range of art activities to be done in the book, which will probably turn out to be rather less than perfect...even the cover is a bit of a mess, with crossings-out, a patch of white-out and rewritten parts, so it looks rather like a bad homework assignment...