This is a series where I use the pages of an old book for my canvas. To begin, I read the page and go with the words that speak to me. I use these words to create a beautiful new person and a story to go with him/her. I bet you will see yourself and others you may know in their characters. The pages below are taken from "The Passing Bells", by Phillip Rock, circa 1978. To purchase my work, please contact me directly or visit my shop here.
Title: "Mr. Blythe"
The story: His daily commute included Starbucks. That's when he did his best thinking.
Title: "Feminine Glow"
The story: She reached for the stars...and got one.
SOLD!!! Title: "Coming on Like the Wind"
The story: She could feel it in every breath she took. She was about to be set free from her past and all that entangled her. A change was coming on, coming on like the wind.
SOLD!!! Title: "Image of a Poet"
The story: His words invoke strong emotions and deep stirrings within the heart. He has the soul of a poet.
SOLD!!! Title: "Never Fear"
The Truth: Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. Isaiah 43:1 KJV
The Story: Her friends say she has a green thumb. All Ivy knew was she took great pleasure in watching things grow.
Title: "Keen as Paint"
The story: She dug her heels into the ground, determined not to be swayed by the opinions of others. She was keen as paint, you might say, to keep pressing on. She was a true artist in every way.
SOLD!!! Title: "Men Must Eat"
The story: A lover of ethnic foods, his appetite was insatiable.
Title: "A Very Pretty Girl"
The story: She still loved her kiki, even after all these years.
Title: "Burgate Hill"
The story: As she peered out over the wall, she was surprised to find the grass really was greener on the other side.
SOLD!!! Title: "She Finished Her Coffee"
The story: Reality didn't kick in till she finished her coffee. Starbucks Breakfast Blend was her favorite morning ritual.
Title: "Summer 1914"
The story: Best of friends, the girls would always spend their summers together.
SOLD!!! Title: "Where's Velda?"
The story: She was a free spirit, always flitting about here, there and everywhere. But no matter where she went, Velda always wore her pearls.
SOLD!!! Title: "Sacrifice"
The story: Her deepest desire was to help others. She made the sacrifice. She became a nurse.
Title: "Not Bloody Likely"
The story: "Not bloody likely" was her answer to everything he asked her.
Title: "It's an Upside Down Queer Sort of World"
The story: Sometimes she felt like an alien on her own planet.
Title: "It's Rude to Stare"
The story: Sometimes she felt like everyone was staring at her. Maybe it was because she was such a snazzy dresser.
Title: "Full of Mustard"
The story: Being high-spirited and a bit edgy, Grandpa George said she was full of mustard.