Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Cover Redesign: Knitting Made Easy

acrylic portrait, 3 1/2" x 5"
When you think about it, the covers of a hard cover book are really the same as canvas-wrapped boards. Except not archival, or white. 

I do a lot of volunteer work at the Greenwich Free Library, and one of the constant tasks is sorting through the bazillion "donated" books that people continually drop off for our monthly used book sales. Sadly, we are forced to send many, many perfectly good books (and yes, a lot of messed up, moldy, torn, woefully outdated) books to be recycled. It's impossible to keep up with the volume, otherwise.

"Recycled" usually means "sent out to be shredded into insulation," but I've found a new way to make use of some of them. Painting practice!

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