In this blog post
I talked about the books I found at Goodwill and how I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I eventually decided to
create a bit of (can I call it) prose from the words on the page, almost like I'm collaborating with the author in a way. I read the page over and over learning what the author wants me to learn and then I create my own interpretation of the page and teach the author something he/she didn't know. Yes I know these authors are dead just go with it. :)
This was the first page (from the Henry Adams book) I did and I circled the words too closely so the colors sort of overpower them. The name Pierre was used over and over again so I went with it-"Pierre, Pierre, Pierre, and Pierre died".
The Henry Adams book again, I had to cut around the drawing because I ripped the page which is very easy to do considering how old the books are. The line I wrote is "Blanche, gracious lady, like a child sitting in the autumn depths".
This was my first mess up. I wanted to draw random squares/rectangles all over the words I didn't choose leaving some of those shapes free of color. But then the words showing through distracted me so I ended up blacking everything out with paint. I'm not sure I like this and I was going to put it in my shop but I haven't yet, I'm still kind of mad at myself. The page is from the Thurman Rice book and the line is "These impulses will recover, stimulation should be avoided and transplanted".
This is from a new book I found, The Yukon Trail by William MacLeod Raine. I'm proud of this one and it is available in my shop
. The line here is "Sheba Holt MacDonald was crack-brained only once". These pages are way too much fun to work on so definitely look for more in the future.