Monday, February 8, 2010

Gifts From the Sea - Jill's pages.

My theme for our altered book collaboration is Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I first read this book in my early teens and have re-read it many times since. It speaks to my soul not only as a water person but also as a woman. You can see my pages here on my blog.

The first artist to work in my book was Jill Zaheer. I started enjoying Jill's blog after we were introduced through Supria and Inner Works. Jill interpreted my theme in a beautiful two page spread full of texture.

Please click on each of the images to see the wonderfully detailed work Jill has created. In these two pages, I can see the colors of a perfect day at the ocean. I can hear the wind blowing and the waves crashing on the shore. I can smell the salt in the air.

I know these little pipers well from my many visits to Florida. Here they look so real, as if they could fly away at any moment. I like Jill's use of paint and glitter to show the sun glistening on the sand.

This (to me) represents bliss. So now when I can't get away for a beach vacation, I can put in my earbuds, listen to my ocean waves app and enjoy the pages in my book.

Each of these little fish have messages and are three dimensional, hanging by fishing line.

Thank you so much Jill for sharing your interpretations and talents in my book. This collaboration has been such a great experience and has left me with an art piece that I'll cherish for years and years.