"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house." ~Joe Ryan
Have you ever read the picture book Olivia by Ian Falconer?
My girls and I have enjoyed them for years, they have such a fun sense of humor. But it's the pictures which really make it work. I have loved the two-color feel of them ever since I first saw them, so I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to use those same colors to make a layout:
(Hmmm....for some reason the image appears much more orange than it should.)
It was a blast to make. In fact, it was so much fun that I did it again:
Emily was inspired by this fun illustration by Cate James
to create the layout below. Notice the similar strips across the bottom, and especially how Emily has the photo of those cute girls sticking out into the frame just like the wolf is poking out the window. So clever!
Candice chose to use a favorite quote from a book, the Bible in fact, for her layout about what's most important to her, her treasured family. It works beautifully!
In this page, Elizabeth makes comparisons between her daughter Maddie and a heroine from one of Maddie's favorite series, Nancy Drew. Those two images back-to-back have great impact, don't they?
Now that you've seen how our favorite books have inspired us, it's your turn! Go to your bookshelves, choose a favorite book and think about what you like about it - is it the illustrations? the title? the theme? a memorable character? Let it inspire you. We'd love to see what you create. Upload it to the gallery with BOOK INSPIRED in the title.
"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."~Edward P. Morgan
I'll be back again tomorrow for one more visit,