Tuesday 10 November 2015

Memories of childhood reading

Who else has wonderful childhood memories of losing themselves in favourite books?

For me, alongside Roald Dahl, the Enid Blyton books, Nancy Drew and Duncton Wood, a firm favourite book series of mine was The Animals of Farthing Wood.
I adored the intertwined stories of Fox, Vixen and their cubs (after which I named one of my very first Guinea pigs as a child!) who, along with Badger and the rest of their gang faced countless struggles and a surprising amount of death for a children's novel!

I must reread the series for I suspect there were many many morals and life lessons hidden between the lines of those pages.

Anyway as you can see, my journal page was heavily inspired by the books. I spent several hours over a few days taking my time doodling and painting away at this page and love how it turned out.
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I used the following materials:
White Gesso
Acrylic Paint
Watercolor Pencils
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Here are some more photos

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Thank you as always for popping by, I hope you enjoyed looking at this creation as well as reading the thought process behind it.
Please can I enter this project into the following challenge(s):


  1. Wow Sam you are so creative love love love it Hugs Sandra xx

  2. Sam, as always you have inspired me with this awesome journal page! It is gorgeous and yes I bet so many of our childhood books hold many lessons we would recognize if we reread them! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  3. So very delightful. Gorgeous artwork you did here

  4. You never forget a good book, especially the ones from your childhood.
    This is a beautiful interpretation. Majestic.
    Thanks for playing at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - Altered Eclectics DT.

  5. Very pretty! The fur on that fox looks so real! Incredible detail. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x


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