Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fairie-ality Style: a Sourcebook of Inspirations from Nature

Fairie-ality Style: a Sourcebook of Inspirations from Nature
By David Ellwand
Candlewick Press, 2009. Unpaged. Juvenile nonfiction.

In this book filled with breathtaking nature photographs, David Ellwand fashions bits and pieces of natural elements into charming, fairy-worthy items such as elegant clothing, furniture, and luxurious bedding. Aside from all the dainty, delicate creations, my favorite thing about this book was the color palette panels on many of the pages, also included in a fold-out in the back. These palettes show the main individual colors that make up the different pictures, which are excellent resources to train the eye to pick out specific hues in an image. Gorgeous, inventive, and definitely magical, these beautiful images will take you into the heart of modern Faerie and will spark many an imagination.

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