Hello again, yes it’s yet another 10 day catch up for the #100DayProject, this time it’s the last 10 days 91-100 and I am late posting it as day 100 was Monday 10th but that doesn’t really matter, the main thing is that I completed them all and it would have been on time if I hadn’t been ill. I plan to take photos of all 100 of them together if I can find somewhere flat to do that but for now the final batch of 10 deserves its own post don’t you think?
You can find a detailed post for my Day 1 project where I went into the ins and outs of what I was doing, and here is a look at
the first ten days and
days 91-100 (this post!)
For this post, I am presenting the finished projects for days 91 to 100 and this batch has some of my favourite books ever as well as some of the covers I enjoyed painting.
It’s Wednesday lunchtime and so I am linking up to WOYWW. So what’s on my desk are the ATCs ready to have their close ups done. The ones I really like are Jane Eyre, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Brave New World, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Poems of Emily Dickinson, The Magician’s Nephew and The Winter of Enchantment. Drawing the bulidings on Brave New World was really fun to do and quite effective when finished. I’m pretty sure I’ve never drawn a flying horse or a donkey before so that was interesting lol. My favourite books from this batch are similar to the above titles with the addition of Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice, I’m just not 100% happy with how the covers turned out. Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Winter of Enchantment and The Magician’s Nephew have been favourites since childhood, and books that I read over and over and over again and never tired of them.
I came to Pride and Prejudice a little later on, teenage years, and when it came to painting the cover on an ATC, I realised that I had quite a few options to chose from because I apparently have several copies of this book all with different covers and two of them are by the same publisher lol. I guess they decided to change the focus of their cover from one man and three women, assume to be Mr Bennet and three of the daughters (?) to just one woman assume to be Elizabeth Bennet(?). The Penguin edition has two women on the cover who I assume are supposed to be Elizabeth and Jane (?) or maybe one of the younger sisters, and then the final copy, which is part of a Jane Austen set, just has a wallpaper cover, a different wallpaper for each of the books in the set. I know there is at least one more copy in a set of leather-bound classics too! I had such a hard time trying to paint these ladies on the cover I chose, that I wish I had gone with the wallpaper cover!
Coincidentally while I was looking for something else yesterday, I found something I forgot I had so I had to include it in this post for P + P…
This Pride and Prejudice t-shirt is also on my desk today. I bought it a few years ago on a trip to NYC (remember when we used to travel to far off distant places?) and I visited The Strand bookshop which has something like 25 miles of bookshelves, and a dizzying selection of bookish merch some of which I couldn’t resist.
So my desk was nice and clear with all the book cover ATCs done and photographed and room on it for multiple copies of Pride and Prejudice and a t-shirt, and then this happened…
I thought I would do some collage with some bits and pieces I had saved but of course, I had to pull everything out to look for them and well now my desk looks like a collage explosion! By the time I’ve found the tiny pieces I want I will have forgotten what I wanted them for haha.
#The100dayproject – Day 91-100
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.
WOYWW #623 – Here I am linking up and showing what is on my desk today before there was a collage explosion on it and afterwards. (I’m number 27 in the linkup)
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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