Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Animal Wednesday #29

Today I finished working on Lisa's pages.
I received the book in the weekend ans first I admired the pages inside.
My... what gorgeous pages, the book will be so nice!
The front of the page is daytime, the back is night,
there is less to see but everything is still there ,like magic!
The owl can see it all.........
The pages are done in watercolor and ink.
I know Lisa loves birds and nature so I tried to incorporate those elements.
I loved working on these pages because I love animals and nature as well.
Well who doesn't?
The white sides will disappear later in the cover.
On the back page I wrote (in white pencil)
the last lines of a poem by Hazelmarie Elliott.
I will soon forward it to Mim and hope to get a book soon again.
Hope you will like it Lisa.

Between the Now and Then

Upon horizon, night to day ~
there between the now and then,
I often pause along the way,
to tiptoe through the moonlit glen ~
or perhaps take in sun's light,
night to day ~ day to night.
Upon horizon, day to day ~
there between the then and now,
as seasons grow along the way,
to crease the face of timely brow ~
or perhaps steal time away,
day to day ~ day to day.
Upon horizon, day to night ~
there between the now and then,
I stand beneath my autumn light,
bereft as memory calls again ~
to pain the heart with bygone sight,
Night to day ~ day to night.
Upon horizon, night to night ~
there between the then and now,
I know that winter casts its sight,
on one last leaf that will not bow ~
to frost within its golden sight,
night to night ~ night to night.
Upon horizon, night to day ~
there between the now and then,
I know my spring will fade away,
and summer's soft remember when
will echo gently autumn's way ~
day to night ~ night to day....
Winter's near ~ Winter's near......
Happy Animal Wednesday!


  1. OOOOH MY! I am having great big happy soulfilled tears...and it isn't even my book!!! Wait until Lisa sees this OMG!!!! Absolutely exceptional Marianne! WOW-O-WOW-O WOWIE!!!

  2. I just noticed my mistake on the other blog!!!
    I'm sorry, I should know your work anywhere. The animals, the circle, the colors. So beautiful marianne!
    You and Caroline do such lovely things, no wonder I got confused ;)

    big hugs!

  3. What a gorgeous work of art Marianne. You certainly know your subject and what will make them happy. And this PERFECT for Lisa from you.

    These books you all are making are really beautiful works of art.

  4. Be still my heart. This is absolutely wonderful!!! I love it. Every color, word and bird. Just marvelous. I can't wait to see it and get it in my hands to absorb all that you featured. Thank you Marianne. You know how capture peoples spirit.

  5. baie dankie vir jou goeie wense my leifling. ek voel so bietjie beter, maar gelukkig is more weer vrydag. hoe was jou man se verjaarsdag? ek hoop dit was wonderlik. liefs en

  6. oh what an amazing piece...this is gorgeous!!! I love it and it made me feel so at have a wonderful way to make your art send feelings...that is truly a gift!!!

    I am so happy you received the book!!! I am so happy that a copy of my book is all the way across the deep blue sea!!!

    You are a wonderful friend Marianne!!!


    P.s. tell me more about this book project...what is this many artists are involved...etc...

  7. Such an uplifting piece, Marianne! Isn't this just a lovely project to be involved in?! Groetjes C x

  8. Wow,kippevel en tranen mooi............


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