May 29, 2007

A Small Story



Here is the first illustration for my handmade book called "A Small Story". Ink drawings on colored recycled backgrounds of failed paintings. I love to work on random bits and pieces to create something new. This is the beginning. The whole book will be about 6 inches wide and four inches tall. I don't use pencil first, just dive in and see what happens. It's all about Small.

9 comments:

eshu said...

this is gorgeous! what a great start to the book... i can't wait to see more

susan said...

well thank you! more pages are being scanned... :-)

laserone said...

This is really neat! What a cool idea. :)

susanna said...

What a great little idea, Susan. I'd like to see the rest of the book... :)

Abigail said...

So pretty. I love the idea of using old paintings - I always feel horrible scrapping things that just didn't quite work, so that's a wonderful idea!

flossy-p said...

Looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rest!

belinda said...

very cute and isn't it great to recycle! look forward to seeing the progress.

kathy said...

Children love small things, looking forward to see how you play out the theme. Looks fun.

radiogirl said...

This is very enticing. I love the idea of using recycled bits of paintings, and diving right in.