February 11, 2008

Lofty Aspirations

I've always been an avid reader, and I've always been interested in art. As a child, I was sure I was going to either illustrate books, or be a window cartoonist for gas stations and grocery stores "when I grew up". (Yeah, go ahead and laugh)

This image (from a web search) takes book illustration to a whole new level:


As does Su Blackwell, an artist from the UK. Her work astounds me.

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” - Marcel Proust

10 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

Incredible pic of the book with ship and octopus.

Wow! I also love your remodeled studio.

Angela said...

That. is. amazing.

High Desert Diva said...

Be sure to check on Su Blackwell's link, too. Similar, but better!

Stephanie said...

That is just incredible! My current favorite book is "The Book As Art." I practically carry it around with me. You would love it.

~Stella said...

Wow wow wow. So amazing! So original, too. Thanks for that eye candy, it warms up my cold Monday morning!

Stella

Cicada Studio said...

Whoa! I'm completely amazed at what people can do. I don't even know how you go about dreaming up something like this!

jewelstreet said...

Oh, my goodness! That is amazing!

When I grew up, I was going to either be a fashion designer or writer. Of course, I don't sew.

MGoodell said...

that picture is amazing!

Carol Emma said...

WOW! Just wow!
Thanks so much for the link!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it!