Friday, October 17, 2008

New Book

Hey all! I absolutely LOVE North and South. *sigh* It is so good. Those of you who love the movie or other Mrs. Gaskell novels will adore it. To quote Kathleen Kelly, "Read it. I KNOW you'll love it." (Lizzie, we need to watch that movie!!).

But that is not what I was going to blog about. I will post about that soon. I just wanted to show you a new book I got. It is so lovely! It is called Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor.

It's a book on making your own story books. It has a few instructions on some basic bookmaking but is mostly made up of pictures of actual artsy storybooks that different artists have made and how they made them. Very interesting! And I love that it has such different styles mixed in. One was made by a knitter/quilter and she made a fabric book. Others took old books and decorated the pages or illustrated a well known fairy tale. Like this book illustrating Hansel and Gretel. A tale that has always seemed to me kind of creepy, but I love the photos and style the artist used to tell the story.
Just wanted to share it with you. If you are interested in writing, stories, fairy tales or any kind of art I would encourage you to check it out at your local library. :)