My January read was the Call of the Wild by Jack London, first published in 1903. My book for February is another story by Jack London - White Fang.
This book was published in 1906 and I have to ask myself, Why have I never come across this book before? It is a wonderful read, full of insight, descriptive narrative and understanding of the canine, natural and human worlds at their roughest. It follows the life of the wolf cub White Fang until his old age. A real page-turner in places and at times it had me in tears and at others got me really angry - a real roller coaster of a book. Cannot recommend it enough.
Here is my attempt at capturing White Fang. I have spent days trying and this was the only thing that even looked like what I was attempting to portray. Clearly drawing is not one of my skills! It is a white pencil sketch on black paper.
I also made a digital page in Craft Artist
The quote that inspired me was
"Then the she-wolf sat down, pointed her nose at a star, and began to howl. One by one the wolves joined her, till the whole pack, on haunches, with noses pointed skyward, was howling its hunger cry."
Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your much appreciated comments. I do hope you will give White Fang a try and that you will visit the other participants in the Artful Readers Club.
My read for March is Small World by David Lodge.
Friday, 22 February 2013
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
This card is for a very dear neighbour who was 85 years young on Monday. He owns a vintage tractor just like this so it seemed just right to create a scene for it. Apart from the tractor stamp and greeting, the rest of the card was done freehand and coloured in using Distress Inks.
I am having a rest from making cards, unless they are special ones, so I do thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.