Sunday, 6 September 2009

The Lost Egg, by Kyla Morris

If you have been wondering where the inspiration for my latest project came from, look no further. Recently Kyla and I got out a beautiful little book by Stephen Michael King, called Leaf.

The inspiration

Kyla, who has always struggled with the written word, fell in love with this simple, wordless book, and was inspired to make her own. She always felt like books had to be full of words, and this discovery was very exciting.

So I brought some good materials, and she got to work. She spent four days, just doing page after page, then hit the wall, and didn't do anything further for a couple of weeks. When I picked up the paints and started mucking around it seemed to rekindle her imagination and desire, and she got back to work. Inspiration went full circle.

She had researched what the birds looked like, and their eggs.


@ work

Page 2

@ work

This weekend she finished it, and it looked amazing. I was really pround of her. I went and got some heavy duty card and bookbinding tape, and fixed it all together.


You can see better pics of each page over at Flickr


Hannah said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! Great job, Kyla! I think you should try and publish it - I can just see that sitting on a bookstore or library shelf :-)

debra said...

The more I see it, the more I love it

The Word Party

Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
Sly words come dressed as foxes,
Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
Foreign words look lost and shrug,
Careless words trip on the rug,
Long words slouch with stooping shoulders,
Code words carry secret folders,
Silly words flick rubber bands,
Hyphenated words hold hands,
Strong words show off, bending metal,
Sweet words call each other 'petal',
Small words yawn and suck their thumbs,
Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
Snap! The dictionary closes.