25 July 2009

Reading in the Rain

The sound of rain against the roof, the night dark and treacherous beyond the window. A pile of soft and squashy cushions upon a chair. An old, well loved woolen blanket. A mug of hot milky tea and a lamp glowing gentle amber. The old red book, its cover faded and worn, rests in my hands. The tale within alive and restless, waiting for release.

Ive started reading this book, although I never intended to. I bought it for the inscription inside knowing I would use it in my artwork. As I was photographing the inscription my eyes glanced across the first few lines and I was hooked.

Between paragraphs of Tess, Ive been madly creating for the art show which opens in less than a week....


  1. What beautiful typography on the cover. I hope you'll show us more of your creations very soon. Beautifully written. xo from les Gang from far far away

  2. I love getting accidentally hooked on a book...such a pleasant surprise :) Good luck with the art show! I'm sure it will be great!

  3. It's a book I have been meaning to read....good luck with the show, it must be exciting! xx

  4. Isn't amazing to find inspiration and wonders in places you never imagined..
    Best wishes on the art show.

  5. What a lovely thought to share - reading in the rain. If only it would rain here - it is hot and dry and full of ugly city smog, very choking and uninspiring. So, one must go to lovely blogs like yours to get lost in something fresh and lovely. Fresh and lovely you and your blog and pictures are!

    Thank you for your sweet visit! You're so funny. Consider this your requested autograph! hee hee

  6. Oh gosh, well, "T of the Ds" isn't exactly a laugh a minute, so don't read it if you feel a bit down.

    Maybe I shouldn't say this. I'm the person whose friend was reading "The Old Curiosity Shop" and, assuming that she was rereading it, I said I didn't think I could read it nowadays because the death of Little Nell was so sad and she said - "Oh no! Little Nell DIES???"