Old book, new art.
This was a lady bird book. A 'well loved Tale 'from Series 606d Written and Illustrated by Vera Southgate, as was most of this series in the 60's and 70's.
It came from my Mr's childhood home with a whole lot of other kids books late last year. This one had only a back cover, also there were quite a few pages missing and was a bit ripped on others. I was charmed with these illustrations they are so expressive with a touch of whimsy and humour. Mr was reluctant to let it go despite the damage and I suggested we frame some as artworks. He said Ok.
Today I finally did it. After a huge Spring Clean of the reading room/study I got to work creating a new artwork for the room. I had this big box frame out in the shed it is designed to hold two 12 x12 inch Layouts. I carefully removed the rest of the pages from the book and selected the ones that best told the story, then I trimmed them down to 10 1/2 cm wide which was shaving about 1cm from each. I mounted them with a small piece of score tape in each corner, adhering them to the backing matt board.
This is not what I originally had in mind but I'm so happy with how it turned out and it didn't cost anything! Yay. Though now it is hanging I think that it need a brightly coloured frame instead of this white washed look. It was very hard to photograph front on with lots of reflection but I hope you can get a good idea from these side on images. While I was researching who the illustrator was I did find that you can buy copies of these pages as prints from Ladybird UK if you are interested.