Hello again, and I have another little batch of book cover ATCs to share with you all because it’s World Book Day/Night today!  Yay!  It doesn’t seem so long ago that the World Book Night people used to give out batches of free books to hand out locally to encourage people to read.  I did that for several years and it was great as you got to choose your favourite book from the ones on offer, and then your box of World Book Night editions would arrive at the local bookshop for you to collect, and then I got to give free books out to random people and tell them how wonderful the book was and how much they would enjoy it.  How things have changed.  That won’t be happening anywhere this year (or last year) but there are still ways to get involved, just check the website.

So in honour of World Book Day/Night I have I have five new ATC Book Covers to show you, all from favourite books, and I’m really quite excited about how they turned out.  It goes without saying that I am behind.  I got an email a few days ago announcing that we had reached Day 80 but I have not reached Day 80 yet because life.  These books are all in my favourite book-to-movie list, but I’m also counting Wicked in this list, even though I saw it on Broadway and not as a movie. Is there a movie version of the stage show?  Hmmm, probably is by now!  I also managed to remember to take a process photo for each one so I have those photos to show you too.  To have a closer look at any of them just click the little images to see bigger versions.  Here we go!

My girl looks nothing like the girl on the book cover but I really like her, she has a certain charm lol

My favourite parts are the hat and the big red flower

Just as I was about to take the photo of the finished ATC, I realised that I had forgotten the blue flowers and had to quickly paint them in lol

Started sketching in pencil then went over some of the lines with pen.

Mostly colouring with Neocolour IIs but later switched to coloured pencils for details

At one stage it looked like she was standing on a beach! No! She needed to be standing in a field so I had to do more work on it but I think I rescued it in the end lol

Started sketching this one and realised I have never drawn a dread pirate before or any kind of swashbuckling type lol

Working out better than I expected it would…although one of my friends thought it was Zorro, it’s not Zorro but it is a man with a sword and a mask so a pretty good guess lol

So many quotes from this book (and movie) it was hard to pick just one but this one fits perfectly in the space!

I forgot to take a separate photo when I was drawing her but here she is in this photo with just a few pen lines added

Watercolour pencils this time in shades of green.

I know she is supposed to have darker robes but I really wanted to write the quote in black and it wouldn’t have shown up in a darker background so green it is!


Rough pencil sketch again – hah very rough!  Not sure I’ve ever drawn a spaceman before lol or as Mark likes to call himself – a Space Pirate!

I had finished all of the four ATCs above, and was done for the day but then I remembered my new paint had arrived and I thought I could just about manage to make this one and get it photographed before it got too dark – the paint is still a little damp in this photo lol.

I love this book but I really love this movie.  I must have watched it a dozen times already and I’m tempted to watch it now just thinking about it.  I wish Mark Watney was a real person, on a real mission, he was just so awesome! Fear my botany powers!


#The100dayproject – Day 71-75 Book-to-Movie WIP
So why ATCs and why these books?  Well in order to make it easier on myself and therefore make it more likely that I could do all 100 days, I thought ATCs would be perfect.  Then I thought of book quotes handwriting them, perfect way to practice my lettering and also indulge my love of books.  So what books?  The first 25 books are all books with elements of magic in them (fantasy, supernatural, urban fantasy, vampires, witches, werewolves etc) and then I changed to modern fiction and so on but now with only 30 books left I have some difficult choices to make!  As with the first 25 books, all books must be taken from my shelves and be actual physical books, no ebooks, no audiobooks!  I have also started taking elements from the book covers and incorporating them in the ATCs so they are starting to look like mini book covers and we’ve been playing “name that book” in our book group lol. [icon name=”book-reader” style=”solid” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Blog Along with Effy – Day 23

Links to all the days of the April blog along
April 1st – Day 1 – You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing
April 2nd – Day 2 – Cat hammocks and sneak peeks
April 3rd – Day 3 – Favourite Children’s Books
April 4th – Day 4 – Green Crochet Socks Story
April 5th – Day 5 – A Short Family History of Scones
April 6th – Day 6 – Happy Tartan Day
April 7th – Day 7 The Unbearable Lightness of Old Wallpaper
April 8th – Day 8 Off with their heads my Queen
April 9th – Day 9 – Andy Warhol Cat
April 10th – Day 10 – Tiny Book Covers WIP
April 11th – Day 11 – Happy National Pet Day
April 12th – Day 12 – Collage Fodder, Recycling, Stealing from Kittens
April 13th – Day 13 – Company of Liars ATC Book Cover
April 14th – Day 14 – This is What Happens when you Make all the Things
April 15th – Day 15 – A Short History of Blogging, Tips, Tricks, AMA
April 16th – Day 16 – I just want to drink tea, pet cats and read books
April 17th – Day 17 – You Can Never Have Too Many Cats AJ
April 18th – Day 18 – Days 61-70 of #the100DayProject 2021 – Book Quotes on ATCs
April 19th – Day 19 – They Were A Thing of Strange Wild Edged Beauty
April 20th – Day 20 – There is nothing like a dream
April 21st – Day 21 – You are capable of more…
April 22nd – Day 22 – Earth Day AJ and  Daniel Smith Swatching
April 23rd – Today!
This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog along – 30 posts in 30 days and hope I can think if enough things to say. every. day. I’ll do my best to keep up.  The idea is to blog every day but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment. During April you can find all the Blog Along posts linked on my home page for convenience. If you leave a comment, I’ll be sure to return the favour!

So tell me, which is your favourite book and which is your favourite cover, if any? Let me know in the comments and as always, thanks for reading!

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deb M
deb M
April 23, 2021 11:16 pm

Wow that is a serious commitment! I love the cover for The Time Traveler’s Wife, those shoes look so real!

April 23, 2021 10:06 pm

I think this are so cute, Im pretty sure I have read them all. Im still confused over ATCs and what they are, what they are for. Are they purely just another form of art? I need to understand them before I try them I think lol x

April 23, 2021 9:26 pm

Love, love, love these! The Time Traveler’s Wife is my favorite but they are all amazing!

April 23, 2021 5:35 pm

These are fantastic! I just followed you on Instagram. I am way behind on my project too. I plan to just keep chugging along!

April 23, 2021 12:15 pm

Thanks for sharing your process! I’m gonna have a look at my book covers a little differently now

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