On a recent trip to one of our local thrift stores I was going through the books as I always do. They have them stacked with just the spines showing so you can read the titles. I spotted a slim green book with no title on the spine so I pulled it out. It was "These Things Are Ours" by Gwen Frostic. It was such a pretty book so for a toonie ($2.00) it was mine.
What a lovely book! Not knowing a thing about Gwen Frostic I searched online to find out about her. She was born in Michigan in 1906 and passed away in 2001. She has written and illustrated many books. "These Things Are Ours" contains original illustrations, poetry and prose. The paper and the bindings were all made by her so no two books are alike.
Some of the drawings are just a few simple lines but are so beautiful.
It is a book all about nature and the four seasons starting with Fall/ Winter.
The pages are all different kinds of paper. This one with the bluejay was a very rough paper.
This adorable chickadee is only about an inch high.
I find it very relaxing to read her books.
I think this is a flicker.
Trilliums I believe. I am keeping my eyes out for any more of her books. This one was printed in 1960 and is in perfect condition. I do see them on ebay. Hmmm….Christmas is coming up!
Terribly blurry photo but the best of the bunch I took of Chuck and Snowball. She was wiggling around wanting to look at everything when she came inside a few days ago. We haven't seen Sweet Pea and Olive in a few days since we received some snow. Staying in their warm houses I guess!
This squirrel was glaring at me. There wasn't any peanuts out on the deck for him. He shortly got some.
A stay at home day today. I don't go and fight the crowds at the Black Friday sales. Not my thing!