Thursday, April 30, 2009
"Bunny Brown & His Sister Sue"
Earlier this week, Mixed Media Monday's theme was "On the Beach" and Crazy Amigo's challenge was "Colorful Vintage Art." I combined the two when I made this little decorated canvas. I own an original 1927 version of a Bunny Brown book, which was part of a series of children's books written by Laura Lee Hope, who also (supposedly) wrote the Bobbsey Twins series. She wasn't a real person, I just found out after all these years--LLH was a pseudonym for several writers working for the company who produced the books! Anyway, I scanned my book cover, which shows an illustration of two children on a beach. (The illustrator was, by the way, Florence England Nosworthy, who WAS a real person!) I edged the canvas with ink after placing the background papers and the image, and then added shells, glitter, (which unintentionally looks like sand in the photo I took), and ribbon to hang the canvas with.