Thursday, October 21, 2010

places


here's my newest book!








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braiding hair behind the fence,
houses we haven't been in since
hiding in the tiniest of places,
wondering if they ever would miss us
golden ponies kept under the bed,
drawers of postcards with things once said
where we caught crystal rainbows in our hands,
and dreampt about distant lands
running from the room haunted by ghosts,
places forgotten
and remembered the most.

case binding with illustrated image transfers and cut up streamers.
I'm really happy with how it came out, being my first case binding. It's sweet and sad to me, the things you do and places you go while you're little. Do you remember places like these?

I saw Sufjan last weekend. What an inspiring show! All I wanted was for him to play seven swans, and that's what he opened with. It was so beautiful that I couldn't help but get tears in my eyes. The way he talks about the Lord is so lovely and perfect. For my next project, I'm thinking of making a set of seven books with the lyrics spread out in them. I don't know if I'm up for seven books, but it sounds nice to me.

29 comments:

anna elsa said...

your thoughts are so lovely and cozy and wonderful! this book is absolutely great.
i saw sufjan last weekend, too, and i'm still pretty much in disbelief that i finally got to see him live! even though it was so hot in the theater crowded with lovely sufjan-loving people, i had goosebumps for the entirety of seven swans. the whole show was beautiful.
x anna

Shebelle said...

I'm looking through the pages you posted here and I can tell how subtle you are! You should consider selling DIY at Etsy.com somehow.

Drop by again some times. :)

Sarah with an "h" said...

That's so cute. You did a lovely job. :) And your poem is so sweet. How gifted you are.

:o)Sarah
http://restlessromantic.blogspot.com/

Meggstatus said...

There's something about your drawings that is so understated and beautiful. It's something I can't put my finger on but is so very special.

XO
Megan

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Beuatiful! Your book looks wonderful. I really like the idea for your next (seven) books as well :)

abigail oliveros said...

oh, ashley. this book is lovely. it's such a creative idea. i'm so glad that your new book turned out whimsically.

Erica said...

Bookmaking really is wonderful, each one becomes so unique and personal. Your post really makes me want to start doing it again. Do you also make paper? It is so so so much fun!

Saoirse said...

You are too lovely for words.

Olivia said...

favourite, favourite, this is absolutely divine&Hearts; xxxx

Hillary said...

This is wonderful! I know exactly what you mean, I think about my childhood imaginations every day.

Stolen from Grandma said...

just so lovely <3 xxx

rosanguyen said...

Wow, these did turn out really well I just love the illustrations how its so simple but screams so much more, reading the little captions accompanied with the small illustrations. amazing! Do more indeed and maybe show us the process of making the book? :)

Mani said...

I love the book so much! I bet the next project would turn out amazing

Verklighets Guiden said...

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See Hear Say said...

oh my goodness what a lovely little book!!

Thea said...

Oh this is exquisite, you have such a beautiful mind. ♥ ♥ ♥

Kate said...

i love this, it's truly beautiful

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

love the sweater.

Kelli said...

I am in love with your blog and your art. I too am an illustrator. These little books are amazing.

crazy pig said...

Stunning work!
And I love the outfit, so sophisticated! The sweater and loafers are just awesome ♥

taylorkitto said...

your new book is so wonderful!! you have such a unique and lovely talent, dear.

I'm very jealous you got to see him!! for my boyfriend's birthday, i bought us tickets for mr. sufjan but sadly I had to miss it due to my granddad's passing :(
I bet he was marvelous live!

Jada C. said...

oh my goodness, congrats on your new book!!! It looks amazing. I am so glad you enjoyed Sufjan...I get to see him in November in NYC with my best friend. :]

samantha said...

I saw Sufjan two days ago. It was an amazing show, certainly the most moving of concerts I have ever seen.

Jackie said...

I seriously want nearly every outfit you've shown in your posts - looooooovely book too!

Megan said...

This is beautiful, so beautiful. Such a lovely idea, I adored looking through your slides and book pages. It looks beautiful, I would very much love a little book like that. Gosh, you are ever so talented. I wish I wish I could make myself a lovely little book like that.
P.S I like your lovely jumper and your pretty nails.
All my love xx

Cassidy said...

Oh you are so lovely! I'm glad I found your blog <3

anouk said...

adorable.

thanatosis said...

lovely!!

samantha said...

Do you think you'll be selling your pretty books? They're so lovely. I love that their more than one dimensional. It really adds something quite special.