October 7, 2009

My First Book Cover

This was the first book cover that I made for my Miro study handmade book.  The image was too large for the cover so I had to start over again with another image.  I really enjoyed working with line and images to create this Miro influenced book cover.  It was also designed while listening to A Small Blue Thing.

I consider this art therapy for dealing with the feelings of being an only child and feeling bullied by adults.  "When are you going to grow up" was a constant theme.  And then the nit pick that would find the tiny ways that I didn't fit in and try to get me to fit.  I just couldn't spend all my energy pleasing people and grow up at the same time.  It made me feel shattered.