Thursday, April 29, 2010

Go Ahead, Write in Your Book

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Glynn gave her a book. Never expecting, I suspect, that she would write in it. Make that, draw in it.

But Karen had been wanting to make a mark in her books.. At least that's how I understand it. (Karen, tell us more about the resource that led you to this... please? :)

Anyway, it is too beautiful not to share. And it seems she is going to do more of this, and I look forward to what comes.


Illustrated InsideOut book, by Karen. Photo used with permission.

Karen explains more about her book drawings here. Thank you, Karen! :)

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Maureen said...

Her artwork with your poems = beauty+++. Illustration, especially in pen and ink or watercolor, adds extra sweetener to the already rich words.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Graceful said...

That is so beautifully cool.

4:16 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

that is beautiful. I often draw in my books (although not as expertly!) And I can imagine how your writing inspires someone to express themselves through art.

4:22 PM  
Blogger mom2six said...

Really lovely, words and art.

4:24 PM  
Blogger n. davis rosback said...

it looks to me like the words and drawings belong together

4:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Stunning. After all, perhaps words are really just swathes of artwork that fall outside the scope of the rainbow. To add these filmy, dreamy sketches makes the reader both an appreciator and a reader. Delish. Like walking through a meadow and eating an apple at the same time :)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Billy Coffey said...

If I could draw like that, I expect they would be be put in books, on walls, everywhere. Those are wonderful.

8:20 PM  
Blogger M.L. Gallagher said...

How magical!

And beautiful.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Oh it is beautiful. Beautiful illustrations of beautiful words. I think it works rather well.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Phoenix-Karenee said...

Thank you, Laura, for the features and the compliment. I answered your question alongside the second set of photos, posted today.

http://phoenix-karenee.blogspot.com/2010/04/drawing-in-books-of-poetry-2.html

Everyone, together you have made this day glisten like sunlight on tears of joy. Thanks so much!

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Monica Sharman said...

To forbid writing in books is like putting up a "Keep Off the Grass" sign.

Well, just in time, here's my RAP:
http://mybigthree.highcallingblogs.com/2010/04/29/monster/

9:56 PM  
Blogger Cassandra Frear said...

Lovely. Simply lovely.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

So nice. But ... do stick figures count?

11:48 PM  
Blogger deb said...

They are a perfect fit.

3:12 PM  

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