Every mistake we make has the potential to become something truly uplifting if we can look at it with a little bit of humor and ingenuity. In Corinna Luyken’s THE BOOK OF MISTAKES an artist learns about the creative process and the way in which “mistakes” can blossom into beautiful inspiration in this memorable debut.
Author and illustrator Corinna Luyken’s beautiful and distinctive style—filled with inky lines, pops of color, and a gorgeous use of negative space—makes this book a visual standout with a multitude of details to pore over. Perfect for features on Corinna’s artistic process, self-referential picture book round-ups, or book round-ups that touch on life’s changes, THE BOOK OF MISTAKES is destined to become a modern classic.
THE BOOK OF MISTAKES is told in minimal, playful text that takes readers though an artist’s idea and the many mistakes she makes while she creates. As the young artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in unique and unexpected ways, showing readers that mistakes are defined by how we deal with them. By the book’s end, this story becomes more than an exploration of the creative process—it becomes a meditation on how we are all works-in-progress.
Corinna Luyken grew up in different cities along the West Coast and lived many years in the Methow Valley. After studying printmaking, creative writing, and dance at Middlebury College in Vermont, she settled in Washington. The Book of Mistakes is her debut picture book. Please visit her at www.corinnaluyken.com or @CorinnaLuyken.
DATE: May 20, 11am. Book signing, reading and launch party date.. LOCATION: Trail’s End Bookstore, Winthrop, WA. CONTACT: www.corinnaluyken.com.