"she loved books"
original mixed media collage
10 x 10 x 1.5 gallery-wrapped canvas
(c) 2010 julie king
she loved books, devouring them like decadent chocolate eclairs, each one more delicious than the previous. attracted to the aged, mellow colors of the frayed covers, she was soon intimately involved with the rich characters she found inside. these charismatic, often quirky soulmates were her nightly bedfellows and her traveling companions. even during her strolls in the park, she found her mind wandering to her current read, anticipating each delightful revelation and turn of phrase. the sweet scent of the old, dusty pages filled her head with aromatic visions of far-off places and oft-forgotten times. her fingers itched to caress each page as the story unfolded and wove its magical spell. her home was overflowing with stacks of much-loved, well-worn tomes, stepping stones to a life she could only hope to live one day. but for now, she was content to exist within the toothy vellum pages of the hardbound books she so loved.
this is the first in my "she" series of original collages based on my original stories about creative women with courage, heart and wings to fly!
it's available in my etsy shop. i'm also offering a custom version of this style "she" collage. i'd love to create one especially for your sister, mom, friend or daughter. just click the link for all the details.