lundi 23 avril 2012

Two books, fushia flowers and a kid.

Books again! On the left another one by Anita Shreve. It was very good, very emotional, but I don't think I'll read more books from that author. I like when books give me a little something that helps me grow, or see things in a new way, and here, I don't find that. It lacks magic, in a way.


On the right is a book by Haruki Murakami, and it has all the magic I need, and more! It's pure Murakami, everything smooth and normal in apparence, strange and slightly disturbing underneath, with symbols and thoughts and images very precisely inserted because everything has its purpose and is well thought in his books... it could be read 50 times and still give.


I drew some fushias I bought recently and made this page for collecting a few prayers. Spirituality is a new territory for me, and I'm fascinated with the many ways people everywhere express it.

And finally another drawing from my children story book project. I'm working on it regularly, with more or less satisfaction - some drawings I'll probably throw away and do again when I'm done with the first round of creating the vignettes. I have about 36 drawings of various size to make, probably more, to fit with my story.
Anyway, and whatever the result, it's interesting, and new to me to be focussed and regular with a project like this one, so I'm glad for that alone!

11 commentaires:

nanke's stuff a dit…

I love this post! I so appreciate your book reviews, and your fushia piece is wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the children's book drawings in the published book! nancy

Jane a dit…

These sketches are all lovely - most especially I love the story book drawing ... it raises so much delightful interest in the story that it illustrates!

afk a dit…

i really like your story book project! and the fushias are very very pretty! Like your post allot! :D

. a dit…

I always like your book drawings, really enjoy them visually and also for inspiration for new books to read. The illustration is great fun, now is this a book that you wrote? The fushias page is brilliant, love the layout of it and how you added all the different sayings (text) to it.

All great work!!!

Kathleen Walker a dit…

I am enjoying looking at your Illustrations for your book, well done.

Timaree a dit…

When I saw your paintings of your books I was surprised at just how
3-D they were. Very nice work. You've got more than the covers here. I can feel the weight of the book in your painting too!

Nice job on the fuschias and your illustration too.

Bei Price a dit…

beautiful book paintings & fushias too! Are you publishing a book soon? :) keep us updated!

Ann a dit…

Great post. I've not read Anita Shreve but I know what you mean about wanting a bit of magic. Love the fushia - one of my favorite flowers. And what a cool project with the book illustrations. I am enjoying following the progress!

Clare a dit…

I always enjoy visiting you blog...
So I have nominated your blog for the Kreative Blogger award.
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Jenny a dit…

Beautiful blog... so glad I found you... gorgeous artwork... and I love the sound of your story book project... I'll be back :)

Jenny x

Capt Elaine Magliacane a dit…

Just popped in to see what you've been up to lately. Missed you on the EDM Flickr site. Glad to see you're still drawing. I love your prayer page so serene, something to put you in a thankful, prayerful mood. Your children's storybook project sounds interesting.