Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Bookcase Tour Tuesday
....on a Wednesday.
I'm being very cheeky and beginning mine today. This is one I want to play. But...yesterday, I was glued to the Olympics and then it was suppertime..and then...well, you know how it goes. Time just slipped away ... my eyes became too blurry to look at the computer.
Melanie at Kimono Reincarnate has created a bookcase tour...how perfect for me!! The opportunity to show you why my barrister bookcase had to become the "bearister bookcase"...it is not just a mispronunciation!! Honest. When it became the home for many of my bears... and we had been referring to it as the "bearister" bookcase for over a year... and Mr. BV referred to me as the "bearister" ... that's what I decided to call my blog. I don't think a lot of folks really "got it" ... maybe some still don't "get it". Actually, if people don't know what a barrister bookcase is... or don't hear a difference in the way it is pronounced... I suppose it's not even funny. Oh, well, that's me.... sort of a weird sense of humour I guess.
"Hi Guys" .... I talk to them too. Told ya I was weird. There they are...peering out from behind the glass on the top shelf. Click on the pic to biggify their little faces.
"Relax little Fergus.... it's just friendly bloggy buddies"...
Definitely not the only shelf they sit on... but, I'll show some more of them next Tuesday....
Onward with my little tour.
I don't read much anymore. It's strange, because, as a kid, I used to take home piles of books from our local public library. Little Mrs. Bolney was a special friend. She spent hours helping me choose just the right books. If I do read ... can't be bothered with anything deep or analytical. I'm more a hands on type of person.. just fix it. Or just do it. Or... don't bother with it if it gets too involved or trying. Give me a good fiction any day... or just some pretty pictures and fun stuff to look at, thanks.
Mostly I leaf through bear, doll and other crafting type mags and books. These are the only books squeezed into my bookcase right now.
Only fun books in here..... .
This beauty is Dreamscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. I saw it and just had to have it. Some day...I might give painting a try...
It begins with plenty of info on materials and techniques ... pencils, papers, paints... goes through the drawing of hands, feet, wings, clothing.... carries on with how to emphasize distance and size .... how to do forest and garden detail.... how to capture movement.... hair and styles... on to mermaids and undersea worlds. There are also wings and feathers...a section on angels. It shows how to put it all together ..from the beginning sketches and drawing to the finished painted work. The whole book is filled with such beautiful images. There are copywrite laws though...and it does say about reproducing details in any way...so I am a bit loathe to show images. Suffice to say... if you are interested in watercolour painting.... check this book out wherever you can find it. Mine came from Michael's...before they changed their rules on buying books with the 40% off coupon. Original price on this book in Canada... $29.99 .... I got it 40% off. A bargain!!