so, i made a book.. sortof..

October 26th, 2007 by Rebekka in Uncategorized

Was in a course at school recently on childrens literature and picture books.. one of the assignments was to make a “dummy” book, showing a complete idea for a picture book, didnt have to be too detailed and the theme could be anything…

im not very good at doing things in a hasty manner so i spent 4 days drawing and cutting out and making collages and photographing and organizing the layout.. For a theme i chose the old classic “12 days of christmas”.. the lyrics have always struck me as rather amusing, considering that everything is repeated and the person telling the story ends up with 42 geese, and 40 milking maids, and 30 hens, and i figured it would be neat to visualize that..

here’s what came out of this little project:



(thats a recipe for Coq au vin that she’s studying.. rather fond of that little pun)








by page 10, i was sortof regretting this whole idea, and drew a complete blank..




(for the drummer, i used a photo i had leftover from february, when i was shooting my drummer project)

now, all i need to do is write my own story, and use this illustrating technique for a real book. sometime…

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It’s a “sort of” but it’s wonderful! Can I have a copy? :D

mappleby wrote on October 27th, 2007

Rebekka I have been following your work for about 3 or 4 months now (I am sure that there are many others who have enjoyed your work longer). I recently took the time to admire every image that you have on you Flickr site and I have to say it is absolutely inspiring and jaw dropping amazing to see what you have done and how you have grown as a photographer since you started using Flickr as a medium.

I am new to photography, actually where I stumbled upon your name was in a forum that helps those new to photography learn, and I am in awe with the images that you can create.

All I want to say is thank you for sharing your experiences and your journey as a artist. For allowing the millions of us a small glimpse into you life, and for being an absolute inspiration to countless people…

Your creative abilities and vision are without limit…

Thank you

spirit_turtle wrote on October 27th, 2007

great work. i love how the images on the right keep growing until they cover the whole page. wouldn’t have gone with the majusculus all the way, although i love the font.

thanks for sharing your work with the world. :)

rebekka wrote on October 27th, 2007

the maju-what-culus??

spirit_turtle wrote on October 27th, 2007

a.k.a. capital letters. i also made a mistake there it’s spelled with a e in the end and not the u, sorry.

rebekka wrote on October 27th, 2007

actually, that font is all capitals ..

Lovely creative work even if you did use someone elses words. The artist is as important as the author in most children’s books and it’s rare to find one person that can do both.

Kristín H wrote on October 29th, 2007

Vá en flott hjá þér !!
Þú ert svo fjölhæf ;)

Oooh looks great. I have a good concept for a series of childrens picture books and hopefully some good commercial spin offs but sadly I lack the hands on creative skills to breathe life into the pictoral side of things. Wish you well !

You could turn this very book into a project at Lulu, the self-publishing website. You could make this book available at cost, for-profit, as a PDF or as any combination you desire. A 50 page color book is about 11 Euros a copy.

Big flikr fan of yours-I think the book is cool. Bantam paperbooks used a drawing of mine a long time ago for a cover and I’ve always wanted to write and illustrate a book-keep up the good work

amazing work! Again, thanks for sharing :-D

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Your “sort of-” book is almost too much Art! Please do publish this. I have followed your work, as one of my contacts, on flickr for some time now and you are an inspiration to me. Please don’t ever stop….

Lookar vel Rebbi Rebel, var einhvern timann buinn að sjá þetta hjá þér :)

takk takk. já ég held ég ætti bara að reyna koma þessu í prent, hef séð margt vitlausara í bókabúðum..

Siggi wrote on April 3rd, 2010

And they called me mad…lol.

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