Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another book

I used a “scrap” from the Music Maker book to create an accordion book. Using watercolors on the painted paste paper, I drew symbols and figures to create the visual for a story.

I then added this poem by Langston Hughes.

Hold fast to dreams
for if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird
that cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
for if dreams go,
Life is a barren field
frozen with snow.

I love this poem and it seemed right for the book.


Vicki W said...

Very cool!

Jennifer White said...

Amazing work, Jan....found you through Jill Berry's blog. I've taken a few classes from her as well and she's able to translate teaching in to such an experience where you can create some wonderful books, as you obviously did last week.

Anonymous said...

Just came over Vicki's field trip...this is lovely!