We're moving now to the November 2010 Gallery, with the theme being "Well Read". We were creating projects inspired by a book. I loved that theme :) I'm a book worm with a chronic lack of time, so I'm not doing nearly enough of reading these days, but goodness knows I LOVE a good read!
If you're a SCS Fan Club member, you can view the gallery here. You can also find the complete list of supplies of each of my cards there.
I'll start with a set of bookmarks, with my favourite Hero Arts Cuckoo stamps... in the Palamountain household, bookmarks are needed constantly (especially now that some little bug keeps stealing them! HA!)
The card below was inspired by "The Cricket on the Hearth" by Charles Dickens.
It's a warm and lovely Christmas book, one of my cherished childhood memories. I was rather trying to capture the spirit of the story in colours and sentiment, and the doggie just happened to get there too, lol
This one, was inspired by one of my favourite books ever: "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It's a children's book about friendship, life & human nature. Probably the most philosophical of children's books ever written, in fact I think everyone should read it, no matter what age.
Lastly, the inspiration for this card was "Geisha Of Gion" by Mineko Iwasaki - an autobiography of Japan's number one geisha. An utterly delightful journey into the secret world of Japanese culture, and one of my most favourite reads.
Don't mistake it for the book called "Memoirs Of A Geisha", or a film based on that book (which was lovely too, btw). The latter is showing a slightly distorted look into this beautiful world, and the author was sued by Mineko for violating the agreement to protect her anonymity.
"Geisha Of Gion" was written by Mineko herself, and pictures this precious, dying culture in the most compelling way.
Stay tuned for the second part of my November Gallery, coming next week :)