One of my favorite things in life - books, beautiful books.
Life would be nothing without them and is so enhanced by them.
I have always lived by my pledge to 'read the written word', and to
do it with a real book in my hand.
With Michael's Scribble Picnic up and running again, our challenge this week is 'books'.
My little piece is, as always, a photo edited back to a sketch then color added with watercolor pencils.
I love to use vintage and unusual books as part of my cottage decor, such as here
on the hearth for summertime.
This is a stack of several vintage French paperback books I purchased some
years back in the very pretty Provençal river town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, home
of awesome brocantes and the place for French antiques hunters from around
Yes, I do remember where my little treasures were found - not in the high priced
riverside antiques dealers shops, but in the back alleys piled on tables and going
for just 1 Euro a piece!
This stack is topped by my early foray into 'folded books', see an old tutorial HERE
if interested, in need of relaxing creativity, and have some time on your hands.
I have picked up old books in used book shops, thrift shops etc. and enjoyed giving
them a new life around my home. . . . . . . and folding books is a change from
knitting scarves when relaxing in from of the TV on winter evenings!
My thoughts have been with Michael and Alexandra as they traveled back to
England for Michael's mother's funeral. Glad you are safely back here now
Hope to see our 'sketching friends' at the Scribble Picnic today. I missed
everyone whilst away in Italy (Sicily) and Malta - am trying hard to catch up
and post on all the wonderful places visited on the awesome Mediterranean