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they did not love like she did

this was originally a child’s board book which i collaged with squares of paper from a shoe catalogue

i then painted a wash of gouache over everything which give a good surface for drawing with pencil

front cover –

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interior spreads –

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[i’d just begun experimenting with adding text to my drawings; it’s the only time (so far) that i used pencil instead of ink pen]

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secrets 2

some more pages from my altered book/visual journal …

a spread which i’ve titled regret

another spread, called confidence

another, called debt of love

and the last one for this post: learn peace (easier said than done) –

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secrets

i’ve been working on a visual journal since 2005 and revisit it at various times

it began as an old devotional book called secrets of a beautiful life, which I’ve retitled secrets

after 7 years i felt it might be time to share some of my journal pages …

here’s the inside front cover and title page; this spread is called silent times

i’ve called this spread sing

this is one is called healed

and this one, heart and mind

i was inspired by a reworked book published in 1973 by british artist tom phillips, titled humument

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