lundi 18 juillet 2011

Shells and books

I was very intimidated by shells, but finally I realize they're not that terrible. I really like the blue I made for the background, it's just like the sea. My daughter said it's confusing because the shells aren't supposed to be floating on the surface like they seem to do in my drawing. She's right, but I don't care! I'm happy anyway.


My last two reads. On the left, a sad book, bittersweet, it said on the cover. Mostly bitter, I think, but I still liked it, I like Alice Hoffman and the way she tells her stories. On the right, a beautiful story of redemption. Very deep and touching, it made me cry at the end, but in a good way!


I'm about finished with uncluttering and sorting everything in my flat and basement. And I mean, everything. So now I'm left with other things to do that seem a lot more difficult to me. I wish I had a second basement, or a forgotten room so I could procrastinate some more...

11 commentaires:

Clare a dit…

Beautiful shells. I learned shells from Alisa Burke's sketchbook classes. The book drawings are superb, I love them!

freebird a dit…

Very pretty page of shells. The background while being the color of the sea, isn't the sea so your shells look fine sitting on it. With their shadows they are grounded to the page. Sometimes our kids are more critical than they need to be - I know that from experiences with my own!

Alex a dit…

The shells are so well drawn! =) And your book cover arts are always so special in the lists of artists out there. THanks for the comments and your thoughts. I am glad my latest post is able to amuse somehow ^^

Sarah a dit…

Lovely shells! And book covers too. So what are you procrastinating about?

Cathy Holtom a dit…

The shells look great to me, almost as if we're looking down on them...in which case they definately don't float!

Lynn a dit…

The shells are lovely! And your book covers are always a treat.

nanke's stuff a dit…

Your shells don't look like they're floating at all! They're lovely, and I like the way you put the bottom one out of the frame. And, your book covers never cease to amaze me! nancy

Dan Kent a dit…

I agree. These shells are sitting on a flat surface, and we are looking down on it. Well done! We all need relatives, though, to keep us sober.

thepinkrachael a dit…

Your shells are lovely! I have a vase of shells on my shelf (the closest I get to the actual sea!) - might have to have a go myself now!

marancat a dit…

Beautiful - and I love that blue too!

Ann a dit…

I like your shells and the sea-blue background. Beautiful! Good luck with the de-cluttering!