The end is near : ) Here we are at 'z' for the 5th time. What an Alphabet this has been! I really do hope you have enjoyed it. We have some fab treats to finish on...let's get going...
Monkey Puzzle Press
If you are in the market for a sketch book I would encourage you to seriously consider one of these handmade books by Elan Gombart of Monkey Puzzle Press. Elan transforms vintage book covers into beautiful, re fillable sketchbooks.
I love that this series of Childcraft Encyclopedia sketchbooks (the ones with the red covers below) have the original illustrated endpapers on the inside cover - making them even more fabulous! - check them out...
I have to give credit to Elan from Monkey Puzzle Press for the introduction to the work of Frank Gonzales. When I was over at Elan's blog, I was completely captivated by a post she did on Frank's paintings - i just had to find out more!
A trip to Frank's website proved to be just as captivating. His collection of Bird Paintings are beautiful, and a deeper dip into his archives reveals more birds, landscapes and figure paintings.
Take a peek:
(images from Frank Gonzales)
visit Frank's website
read Frank's blog
I am really pleased to be ending this Alphabet with the Prints from original works byBlaze Danielle Bratcher. Have you seen them? Intricate fabric collages crafted into whimsical pieces of art - I have written the name of each piece under the images - their names are fantastic!
above: riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise
above: no gifts, no power, no wisdom
above: thou mine inheritance now and always
above: peace like a river attendeth my way
Well my friends, here we are at the end of Alphabet5. Thank you so much for being part of this alphabetical journey, it really is an honor to share it with you. The end of this Alphabet also means the beginning of the weekend... Do you have anything fun planned? Good friends of ours have just had a baby girl *Welcome to the world Georgia!*, so we are really excited to meet her and congratulate her parents in person.
The end of this Alphabet also means the beginning of the weekend... Do you have anything fun planned? Good friends of ours have just had a baby girl *Welcome to the world Georgia!*, so we are really excited to meet her and congratulate her parents in person.
See you Monday xxoo