. . . and I have!
A whole book out of handmade paper.
Here is my illustrated version of the children's song "This Old Man."
I have always loved that song. That little "knick-knack-paddy-whack" captures my imagination. What exactly does it sound like and what makes that sound? In my version "knick-knack paddy whack" has a very definite sound.
|This old man |
He played four
He played knick-knack
out my door
And who is this old man anyway? I made him a not-so-old old muscian.
If you have seen my cards, you know I love to make pictures that tell stories. So even this little rhyme tells a story of the day a girl, her mom and their pup are visited by an old friend, who makes music all over the place, and then rolls home.
|He played knick-knack on my hive!|
It was great fun to make this book and to make the paper for the illustrations --from the beige band-aide, to the yellow dandilions. I am already humming a tune and collecting paper for my next book.
Please enjoy this preview, and yes, it is for sale!