Friday, November 23, 2007

Play Pen

A copy of Martin Salisbury's latest collection of new children's book illustration came through the door this morning (Alexis' work is featured in it, hence).
I've been looking at it for ages... I've never seen so much illustration I loved in one place! I normally don't like illustration collections, but this one - Colours and shapes and lines... paint and ink and papers... like beautiful flowers growing after a big grey rain.
Looking at it makes me so happy I'm almost sad!

8 comments:

Dave Shelton said...

I was taught by Martin. Grumpy old bugger at times but a good chap (and a very good tutor).

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow, love your blog and illustrations!
Sandra Evertson

Viviane Schwarz said...

Hi Dave! - That's cool! - He seems to have a very particular taste in pictures (judging from his books).

Hi Sandra! Thank you!! Wow I'm just looking at your brilliant soup can doll... I love doll-making!!!

Stephanie Roth said...

HI Viv-

That book looks amazing...just put it on my christmas wish list. Thanks for turning me onto it!

Viviane Schwarz said...

I think you'll like it! It's a great mix of materials, paints, collage, crayons, some digital stuff, all gave me impressions of story, not just surface. And it's international stuff, I wish I could track all of it down!

Dave Shelton said...

I have nothing more to say but the word verification is "huccvirp" and it'd be a shame to waste it...

anna wadham said...

hello viviane! thanks for your comments, love your blog. was just looking through and noticed the play pen book- i was taught by martin too! will have to get it soon

Viviane Schwarz said...

Hi Anna!

Whoah - Seems that guy taught a load of good people!!