Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The moon, the moon, they danced by the light of the moon


Visions in Poetry:
a series of books I'm very fond of as of late, from Kids Can Press.

Each book features a different illustrator and the artists capture the mood of the poetry perfectly (as does the typography).
Here's a spread from The Owl and the Pussycat:


and another from My Letter to the World and Other Poems:
"Because I could not stop for Death--
He kindly stopped for me--
The carriage held but just Ourselves--
And Immortality."

It would appear I have a bit of a poetry obsession lately. And also an obsession with organizing and cleaning. Scott thinks I should have the bottle of multi-purpose cleaner hanging from a lanyard around my neck. I spray. I wipe. I spray. I wipe.
Over the long weekend, I began the process of setting up the baby's room. For me, one of the most important considerations is the art on the walls. Some of it will be of my own creation, but there is a slew of stuff on Etsy that I just might have to have, like these autumnal forest illustrations from Kristiana Parn's shop....
It's also time to re-focus on my own art projects after a summer-long hiatus. With September finally here, I have no excuse to put off crafting any further. Afterall, the clock is ticking (or, more accurately, kicking) toward October and soon there won't be a moment to spare.

1 comment:

Vesper de Vil said...

The books have gorgeous covers! And a couple of my favourite writers!