Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.

8:31 AM




It's day four of Book Week with the Digital Dozen. I'm sort of sad to see this theme go but I'm also a little glad because it turns out that using books for inspiration can be a very tricky thing! Sometimes it's hard to know how much or how little you want to capture.  I love that books, unlike films, are more of a personal experience to everyone. No two people read the same book the exact same way which means each is a personal journey to the reader. BUT that also means that my version of what's important, may not be the same as yours!! Today I went very abstract for my art.  I thought of doing covers for books but again, to me it's more about the content than someone else's vision of the story. So for that reason, today may not be as easy for you to guess! It's for The Giver.  I read this book for the first time in the fifth grade and I absolutely love it. It remains one of my favorite books of all time and I've read it so many times I can't even count!  The art work today is some black trees or leaves on white to represent the sort of world that Jonas, the main character, lives in.  No color was a huge theme of the book.  I also did some black birds on a white background.  I know there were no animals in Jonas' world but to me, they symbolize the freedom that Jonas sets out to achieve. And finally, I wanted to do an apple on my ring finger because it's the first time Jonas sees the color red but I didn't feel it fit in with the abstract nature of the rest so instead I've done cracks in the red to represent the cracks in his world that the red color will lead to.  I hope you're all enjoying book week! Please check out what my fellow ladies came up with for today and stay tuned for the final installment tomorrow!!


Colors used:
Zoya Purity
Revlon Black Lingerie
Orly Grave Mistake

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6 comments

  1. I absolutely love this! And I love how you represented the color of the apple in the story! Awesome mani!

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  2. I didn't guess The Giver without reading it, but it makes *perfect* sense. Love the simplicity in your symbolism <3

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  3. Wow Bee..just wow! This book made me so mad when I read it. That is how well written the story is! Amazing interpretation! :)

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