Thursday, October 25, 2012

BOOK AUTHOR'S WORDS INSPIRE JOURNAL ART

Hi Everyone! 

Something really exciting happened the other day! I fixed my PB&J and sat down in my favorite chair to eat  and read as I normally do during lunch (unless I'm working or watching the grands)most days.  I recently downloaded some free books on my Kindle www.amazon.com.  One of the books I downloaded was Midnight Marriage by Lucinda Brant. This is a Georgian Historical Romance based on a true story and the first time I have read this author's books. 

 I was munching on my sandwich and reading along when I came to this: "She was sure if she swung higher her toes would touch the clouds".* Ok, let me ask when you are reading a book, do you have a running movie going in your head? Picturing the scenes, the characters, what they are wearing and how they look??  I do. You might remember, I've got "watercolor eyes" and so my mind immediately went into journal/painting mode. I tried to ignore it but I couldn't concentrate at all on the words, my mind keep conjuring up the images so I ran back to my art room and got busy with painting and cutting paper to make the scene in my head! 


Day 22 Touch the Clouds
Afterwards as I was writing the author's words onto the page, I thought I need to contact the author and ask permission to use this quote! (Big Gulp! First time ever contacting an author!) I immediately Googled: Lucinda Brant found her contact information and emailed her, including an attachment of my journal page with the quote on it.  I really didn't think I'd hear back but within hours, I had my answer! Lucinda had graciously said yes! I was over the moon with excitement because she said yes! AND she was asking my permission to pin this painting on her Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/lucindabrant/ for her fans to see! I hope you will all go over for a visit to Lucinda's website http://lucindabrant.com/midnight-marriage.php and download (Kindle & Nook) the story of Deb and Julian! Tell Lucinda I sent you!  

A special thank you Lucinda for inspiring me and graciously allowing your quote from Midnight Marriage to be a part of my art! And thank you for the pin on Pinterest!  

Thank you my family, friends and followers for your encouragement and kind comments each week! I look forward to hearing from you soon! 

Have a blessed weekend!
Suzy

*Quote used by permission from author.

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24 comments:

Anne Payne said...

Cool beans ;)

Gypsea said...

First I saw the journal page and I loved the way you did the little girl swinging. Then I read the post and zoomed in on your page to see the quote. She should be proud to have a talented fan such as you and I think she is or she would not have "pinned" you! Great work!

Mari Carmen Polo said...

Ohhh, it's so sweet! I love your page. I didn't know about Lucinda Brant so I'll look for her books. Thanks!

Lucinda Brant said...

Thank you for creating such a joyous piece of art from my words, Suzy! How wonderful. What an honor it is to have given a talented artist inspiration, and for you to write a blog post about it, too!
Thank you.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Wonderful page! It is wonderful, and rare, for the time and idea to come together at the same time so your finished piece looks so fresh and spontaneous. I'm now a follower. Thanks for following me.

Anne Payne said...

Hey, When you get done reading her book you can send me a review and I'll post it :)

Mary Walker Designs said...

I've never thought to transfer something I've read in a novel to an art journal page. I'm really glad you shared with SMWYG because now I've got a new avenue of inspiration. Love your little girl swinging.

Dawna (Stitches from the Tub) said...

Suzy, I love that you read historical novels and your journal post is great. My family used to have bookstores and finding a new author to read is lovely. I am following you back.
Dawna

Kathy said...

What a great experience for you to have, Susie. Your painting is lovely. Maybe you should consider doing children's book illustrations.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Great for you for playing by the rules and kudos to the author for being so kind. Lovely painting and I can understand why those words so inspired you. They really do put a picture in my mind and you captured it so well. Happy PPF

VivJM said...

I love this journal page & your story about it. And what a great line from a story to choose!

Netty said...

Its a great feeling when words inspire you to paint and love how you have portrayed them. Happy PPF, Annette x

aimee said...

adorable!!

Jessica Sporn said...

Love that girl on the swing. I completely remember that feeling. Thanks for sharing that.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Suzy,
SOOOOOOOOOO cool that Lucinda contacted you and pinned this to her Pinterest board!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Tracey Fletcher King said...

that is a great story... how great that she got back to you...congrats on the great experience... sure peope will want to go and read the book now xx

Understanding Alice said...

Hello, what a lovely post, I have that film in my head thing too :-). Your picture is just lovely, and how fabulous that the author got in touch... I will go look at her book now. Also thanks for the follow, I will definitely be following back now I have seen some of your art :-).

EVA said...

What a lovely happy painting and story!

Laurie said...

perfect and I love that you told us where the inspiration grew from!

bohemiannie! art said...

Oh I love that! The story and the painting...both make me smile. Big.

Carolyn Dube said...

How cool that the book sparked you to create such a fun journal page! I do have a movie running in my head too when I read!

Ginny said...

I think it is so much fun to be part of the blogging and creative world. I have found everyone to be so kind and supportive. I love your journal page. What a wonderful compliment you paid to the author of the book.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Suzy,

I'm so happy to "meet" you and I am your newest subscriber. Love your art journal and lovely wedding pix. My son is getting married next summer and the preparations are in process in earnest.

xoxo

Annabelle said...

Luv when words inspire art.
Luv that the author pinned your art work to her board on Pinterest; will take a peek later.

Happy Halloween ~ Annabelle m^._.^m ~^..^~