the art assignment #13, sorted books (self portrait)
i. the reader, inkspell, (ella) enchanted, inkheart
a reflection of my inner self— i learned to read young because my older sister could and i was jealous, but soon fell under under the spell of words, and ended up with an ink heart (incidentally, ella enchanted has been my favorite book since i was young)
ii. the wish: how to be an explorer of the world (the sweet far thing)
in my family we travel often, and since i was young i have loved visiting and learning about new places, and i hope to continue to do so throughout my life. the last phrase i included because no matter how much you see, there is always more, more to see, to experience, to chase into forever.
iii. a song for summer ever burning bright
i am a child of summer, born in july, and summer holds my favorite things— sunshine, river days, summer camp, wildflowers, family time, and more summer camp.
for this assignment, i started off trying to finding titles that were simple enough to fit into a set, but still interesting on their own, and still tried to include some of my favorite books. the assignment was really enjoyable, but it was still challenging to find reflections of myself on my bookshelves. i found many pairings that told stories, but not all of them were mine. in the end i came up with the three above that reflected my personality, and several others that aren’t pictured.
the books that we keep close to us; the ones we break the spines of and sleep with, fingers curled around their pages, that we know every word of yet we read them again and again, those are the books that are part of our souls. and those are the ones that we find in this project, ones that speak to us both with their titles and the stories inside—