Monday, January 02, 2006

60 Books Project


This is my first page for the 60 Books Project. Sketched with a pencil and then a micron pigment pen. Used watercolor pencils and an alpha rubberstamp set. (There's a message in amongst the letters. Pay no attention to the word "stork" though... that happened before I realized that it's much easier to spell words when you're not trying to than one might think. Why I'm not better at Scrabble I don't know.)
Funny that I heard about the 60 Books Project through a yahoo group - Everydaymatters - even though it takes place in my own hometown. I looked up the details on the Wisconsin Book Festival site, though. My book group went to see Isabel Allende (http://www.isabelallende.com/) when she lectured as part of the Festival. We read "House of the Spirits" prior to seeing her, and will be reading another of her books for our January meeting.

5 comments:

Kimmi Lohman said...

Your work is just gorgeous... you're very talented!

Kathleen Marie said...

So full of color!! Glad that you shared this with us. :)

Lauralyn said...

Very nice/cheerful.

Lindsay said...

Thank you so much for the reminder about 60 books. I live in s suburb of Chicago and I had wanted to do this in our library. My head librarian never called me back. Now I'm on to him again! Maybe we won't have hand made journals, but we can certainly start something like this here! Love your entry!!!So glad you are a member of EDM. "see" you soon

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Love this double page... as well as the idea! And Storks have their own miraculous nimbus... (along with reading)