Here is another artist book I finished not too long ago. It’s a discarded children’s book from the library – I glue pages together to give them some weight and then paint and collage them. Finally, I write text to fit the art on the pages.
The pictures appear next, and then below it I have written out the text of the book.
I love this kind of project. I can use my art and writing in one place. I just really like doing that.
Carefree Lighthearted Travel Outing
Well, I never knew I had somewhere to go
but my feet stepped out and I took to the road
Passed through a town full of pointy-roofed homes
craned my neck looking up from the street
Highway called me, wide open sky
long quiet miles, sunburned and wild
Tree-shaded side road, a good resting spot
for two old friends who don’t need to talk
Shadowed by the hills, blue in the dusk
side road marked by a single white tree
Who goes here, and who wants to go?
The avenue bends, and I take its hint
Rolling fields and vivid sky, a shy wave comes my way
I pass down the lane and move beyond the valley
Hot bright hills and a tattered paper sky
faint dirt track leads me to the landscape’s edge
Tree-lined boulevard splits a purple night,
guides my feet with the help of the moon
I wave good-bye to those who continue
My feet are tired and I’ve come off the road.