darcy from art and sole is the gracious hostess of the artful readers' club each month of 2013. members read a book, write a review and then create a piece of artwork inspired by the book.
for february, i read the book soul to soul by gary zukav. my aunt gave me her copy and I thought it would be a good read over the valentine's day season.
at first, i was not impressed. it seemed like a series of "feel good" shorts, clichés at best. but then i started over and used the book as a journal, writing at the end of each section, underlining and boxing in words that were meaningful to me, taking notes in the margins. reading it became personal and transformative for me. I ended up feeling like this was time well-spent and would recommend this book to anyone who wanted to experience it in a "workshop" kind of way, like i did.
i created the piece above using one of my favorite quotes from the book. i have been experimenting with lettering styles and this seemed like a good fit for that practice. i used watercolor paper, a sharpie marker and watercolor paints.
check out darcy's blog for more great reads, reviews, and art!