Monday, 6 February 2012

Sketchbook Project - Create # 9 (The Writer)

I was thinking about the creative process of writing today and I decided that I wanted to try and pay tribute to those that create with words. You have to start by actually reading the book otherwise it wont make any sense! I'm not entirely sure this works so am going to play about a bit with this idea. Be prepared to see a few variations on this theme...you have been warned :-)

(Extract from 'The Blackhouse' by Peter May (also known to me as Dad))

10 comments:

TALON said...

This was so neat, Carol. It does seem like the words are out there somewhere when writing and that they have to be wrangled into place. :)

Carol said...

Talon - Thanks hon. Writing is a talent I admire...the process fasinates me and I wanted to try and create a visual representation of it.

C x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love this! I adore your collages!

(I grew up in the sixties and seventies and it was yellow.)

Anonymous said...

(And liked the preview of your Dad - who is on my soon-to-read list.)

Carol said...

Jennifer - You think it works like this? Cause I was wondering whether I should do it the other way...you know, start with the words at the top and have them landing on the page.

Hehehe, I love that yours was yellow :-) and that he is soon to be on your soon-to-read list. I know that I am slightly biased but I think The Blackhouse and The Lewis Man are great!

C x

D..J. Kirkby said...

Oh Carol...how PERFECT!

Carol said...

DJ - That is a lovely things to say hon *grins*

C x

Jamie Lees said...

This is fabulous Carol.

Strangely though I started in the left hand top corner and read it backwards to the way you had intended... and when I got to the end... I read it the other way around. Both seemed to tell your story!

Carol said...

Jamie - Oooh that's interesting...cause I didn't think it would work from the top down. Hmmm...

C x

Anonymous said...

Well I think this works - but like the other idea of the words landing too...

My interest in these books isn't only per the excellent reviews - it's also because they are set where my Morrison ancestors are from. Would be great to see the place via a story!

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