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I paint people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are.  Picking your ideal books is not an easy task (try it!). I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture - Jane Mount

Paintings of people’s ideal bookshelves: your favorite books, books that changed your life, books that made you who you are. Picking your ideal books is not an easy task (try it! I think of this project as an intimate form of portraiture - Jane Mount

sweet little girl with a crown of flowers

My Little Golden Book About God: Jane Werner Watson,Eloise Wilkin. I Remember Reading This Book To My Little Girls.

Arthur Rackham: Rip van Winkle, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Undine, The Ring of the Niblung

Arthur Rackham::Rip van Winkle, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Undine, The Ring of the Niblung. I remember his illustrations from some of my favorite fairy tale books from when I was little.

Harry Potter Characters by Makani. Forget the movie versions; this is how I saw the characters in my head when I read the books. :) More

44 Ultimate Disney Mashups You Need In Your Life

Disney + Harry Potter --This is actually how I picture most of the HP characters. If these are supposed to be recognizable Disney characters then I don't recognize them, but I do recognize the Disney drawing style.

Jessie Willcox Smith illustration - from  A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1947

The Flowers, by Jessie Wilcox Smith, from A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1905

I like the original book illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.  Besides, we're all mad here....

Alice speaks to the Cheshire Cat Source: Caroll, Lewis: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

cali girlINSLEE

California trumps blogging and makes me question my identity

"Cali Girl" by Inslee Haynes-i love her drawings, they make me want to pull out my pen and sketch!

I love Quentin Blake.  His illustrations are a wonderful combo of kid scribble & solid artistic skill.  I can't picture any of my favorite Roald Dahl books without thinking of his pictures.

Monsters Russell Hoban ~ Quentin Blake ~ Victor Gollancz, 1989 Speaking of Steig and the this book has recently moved into the fa.

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