Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Book, New Bookmark!

Here's my new bookmark for my new book: What The Dickens by Gregory Maguire of "Wicked" fame. I've read less than one chapter and can see I'm going to love it. And these few pages inspired me to begin my bookmark. If you know me, you may know that I make a new bookmark for every book that I read and I make it before I read it. So it's interesting to see how and if my artwork has anything at all to do with the story when I've finished.
Maguire's subtitle is "The Story of a Rogue Toothfairy". And the first few pages have to do with some kids at home who have run out of food due to some kind of world disaster. So on my bookmark I've included a little doll who's fallen, a ticket food for 1 drink, a narwhale (whose long horn is sometimes considered a tooth) and a piece of the word 'museum' incomplete and falling off the page. There's also a tiny dove of peace with an olive branch in his mouth but poor thing has been smeared, totally by accident but , hmmm, lets see how THAT plays out!!!

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Love hearing your thought process in creating this great bookmark. Now, I'm curious and might have to read the book.

Becca Holso said...

I love this bookmark idea... I've always got a book on hand and this is just so fun and clever =)

Gina said...

Thanks Tammy, and thanks Beckie! I love it because I'm usually too slow and methodic when doing my artwork. This gets me going... no pressure. By the way, I love the book--What the Dickens by Gregory Macguire. I'm already half way thru!

Karen said...

Great idea Gina, karen