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Monday, October 1, 2012

Books


 Treasured books that recall the giver who led me to them. This edition of Gift From the Sea was from my Mother, it is a lovely hard bound embossed edition.




































Other treasures, sketch books filled from childhood. Diaries. The gift of reading, writing and sketching.
 It is great to have these to look back on, the writing is hilarious!


14 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Lovely pictures. SO nice to have sweet memories :0)

Carolyn Dube said...

Such beautiful art here! I love way she's holding the book!

Jennifer McLean said...

These paintings are so wonderfully gentle, I feel the same way about books. I appreciate the immediacy of Kindle but there's nothing like a real binding and pages book to make you happy.
Best,
Jenn

DD said...

I like the way you use watercolor!

carlarey said...

That was one of my mother's favorite books. You have inspired me to go find a copy and read it again. Your beautiful paintings remind me of summer's spent reading in the porch swing.

Currie Silver said...

I love this. It is one of my longtime and all-time favourite books, too. Such a lovely reminder.

Elissa said...

Beautiful paintings, the love shines out of them. Proper, paper bound books are such a joy to hold, to handle and to curl up with to read.

Susan said...

Wow! Amazing watercolor! And your post probably resonates with many of us. Who doesn't love the gift of a book?

Catharina Engberg said...

You made those hands so perfectly!! I think it is SO difficult! Another thing that I have to practise painting.

Gloria said...

lovely sentiments and lovely paintings of the book with the sea-life examples.

Alice said...

"the writing is hilarious" - i'd love a sample :)

wonderful painting - i really like the girl with the wistful look on her face - remembering the story - lovely!

Giggles said...

Beautiful painting... I can't imagine a home without books!! You should add this to illustration friday...this weeks theme was "book"!!

Hugs Giggles

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful paintings to illustrate your love of books. Lovely sentiments too. I adore books! I've heard only good things about Gift from the Sea but haven't read it myself.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Wow! These are amazing watercolor pieces. Blessings!