Thursday, 29 May 2008

a new month is soon upon us

I had another busy day today, set dressing. First thing this morning we were off to find books to fill bookshelves with. So off to the house of books (510 Whitehorse Rd Mitcham) we went, Mary was so kind to us and it really is a house full of books. All books are donated, the workers are volunteers & all profit goes straight to charity. So to show my support I purchased 7 books for myself. 6 of which will be re-incarnated into artist diaries (but more on that later) & one was a beautiful nature diary. Illustrated in 1905 by Edith Holden who met an unfortunate death drowning in the river Thames. She was picking acorns when she lost balance & fell in. Here is her title illustration for June.
I have a few other nature diaries that are equally delightful. All so far are based in England.


Bird Bath said...

congrats on the new job! sounds like fun - sifting through vintage books would be a great job perk. Love the June image.

Drewzel said...

Oooh, I love those old books with the lovely illustrations, yay!

Ps. word verification = "eggtsda"