Jun 15, 2010
Don't you just love blogs that offer contests? I figured it was time I got into the groove so this contest is for all of you freebie freaks and contest kooks....I am offering the above book to the first name drawn out of the fish bowl on July 1st. All you have to do is leave a comment on today's blog and you will be automatically entered. The winner will be notified on July 2nd which is the artists birthday. How fitting! Here's a review on Anne Elizabeth's Diary A Young Artist's True Story:
Anne Elizabeth Rector was one of the first female American artists of prominence. As a 12-year-old, she began keeping a diary that included both writing and artwork. Nearly 100 years later, her granddaughter, Catherine Chermayeff, found the diary, which shows Rector's development as a freethinking woman and artist. The journal entries are short and written in the youthful vernacular of the early twentieth century. Prim and privileged yet opinionated and clever, young Anne Elizabeth makes a vivid subject, and her full-color artwork, though simple, adds an innocent grace to the text. Throughout, writer-editor Krull adds detailed sidebars that offer a glimpse of New York at the time, including living conditions, travel, entertainment, libraries, political and social issues, and prominent people that Anne Elizabeth met through her photographer father. Krull also includes a few pages about Rector's adult life as well as tips on keeping a diary and further resources. Rounding out this pleasurable read are many photos of Anne Elizabeth. Beautifully presented, this book offers an authentic glimpse into the mind of a burgeoning artist. Roger Leslie
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I loved this simple diary from a 1912 twelve year old and hope you will, too. Her drawings were so sweet and her paper dolls reminded me of Besty McCall paper dolls. Anyone out there old enough to remember those?
Let the comments begin! (be nice)
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