I have been busy doing a ‘unique’ baby book. When I say unique, it goes like this. A young girl commented she did not have a ‘baby book’. Her Sister does and others she knows but at the time of her birth there were complications so neither a baby book nor photos were taken. I decided to make one but of course it has to be fictional with a sprinkling of truth here and there.
I have decided to put poetry with the illustrations, busy busy busy but I am getting there. Here are some of the illustrations I have done. I scanned them into Picasa one at a time but I have found with Picasa the colour value is completely wrong, I was really cross as it took so long. Now I have scanned them in through paint so they are a ‘collage’ I guess, altogether as I couldn’t be bothered doing them one by one again…grrrr. They are whimsical and I hope she likes the finished book. I have made the book from Arches watercolour paper and a nice plain indian paper covering, covered a ‘bird shape’ in the same paper and added a red heart with a purple background. Erin’s favourite colours are red and purple. I will put the illustrations into the book with photo corners. So far so good I think. Would like comments on the illustrations as I don’t normally do this type of illustration. Her favourite book was ‘Where the Wild thing are’. I have done a little illustration of that but it is only for personal use in the book, gulp, no copyright hiccups. (hee hee…not that true to form anyway)