My smol book haul from the outlet. The Chibi found me all of these (since I spent my entire time looking for toys and only half grazed the book bins near the end). The Rise of the Guardians book is only missing the cards, but oh how I adore that movie so I'm always excited to come across merch, since it seems pretty rare. And she found me that spider book, which I'm in love with (it was published when I was 5 years old and since I was deathly afraid of spiders as a child, of never have had it or be able to appreciate its beauty like I can as an adult). And the quilting book from '88 is 😱 also, I don't think the Lisa Frank coloring book is vintage but I haven't run across one like this (that's done more like the "adult" coloring books), which is why I got it. Smol hhaul for books today, but all so beautiful 😍 #outletfinds#thrifting#secondhandfinds#treasurehunting#vintagebooks#mylibrary#books#coloringbooks#riseoftheguardians#LisaFrank#love
Been MIA but for good reason...taking some time to travel. Essentials include beach reads, and this one centered me. Fatimah is Emmy nominated for the series Brown Girls, and a phenomenal poet. This exploration of being a woman, being a brown woman, exploring sexuality, all while dealing with family loss will sure to help women everywhere understand what it means to grow, to endure through sorrow, to claim your body, and through it all, to find oneself.
“The Traveling Polar Bear” from “Sagor Och Sägner” by Emelie Lidehäll Öberg. Derwent Procolour colored pencils for the illustrations. Upper background: Activated Derwent watercolor pencils. Lower background: Derwent soft pastels dissolved in water. I have confronted feelings for Procolours because in my opinion they were too hard for the paper of this book (that it’s the same used in the Swedish Printworks’ coloring books) and required lots of patience for layering and blending (Caran d’Ache blender) but even though the colors didn’t mixed totally. I will try them on another paper.