Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fabulous read……

 

I don’t, normally, recommend books but I enjoyed this one so much I can’t help but suggest you take a look.  If, you are into art, this is a woman who can express so much emotion, so simply, it touched my soul…..I kid you, not!

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This is not a newly published book, it came out in 2001.  Sabrina Ward Harrison has published four books, I believe.  The first book, Spilling Open, was published when she was around 20 years old.

The whole book is written in Sabrina’s hand drawn calligraphy and is a very easy, quick read about a trip she took to Italy, by herself with a back pack, when she was in her early twenties.  It is about regrouping and experiencing life…simply.

IMG_1735 How’s this for a daily journal/diary!  I would love to be able to achieve that kind of controlled, planned messiness without it looking contrived.

IMG_1736Example of simple with just a touch of detail and texture.

IMG_1737 Beautiful sense of color and design.

Now, you know what I like…..how about you, have you read any of Sabrina's books?  What did you think of them?  It is O.K. if you aren’t as enthused as I am, I like to know what you really think.

6 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

I just might have to get this; it sounds and looks right up my alley - thank you!

Sonja said...

Never heard of author but after reading your post it sure does look like worth reading.
Thank you.

Terra said...

I like to hear about books new to me and she is talented, I can see.

Chris Flynn said...

Thanks for sharing this. Her work looks inspiring and right up "our" alley!
Sweet Blessings!

Roberta said...

I bought her first book, Spilling Open, about 6 years ago, as I was just getting into art again...and it completely opened my eyes to a new kind of art and journaling. I love how she made her journal so personal and interesting, and uniquely her own. I found out she has a new book coming out next year, and it is already on my wish list :-)
Thanks for the review on this one...I might have to put it on my wish list too!

Julie said...

I think Santa is bringing this to me!!!