Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Freckled Pearl's Original Book Page Art | Bookish Things

I'm going to admit it.  When I first came across The Freckled Pearl at a local boutique, I was taken aback.  I thought, "She's desecrated the books!"  I even said something like that to her face.  Yeah,  I did.  I'm awkward like that.

Then I took a picture of some of her pages (with permission; above) and took them home with me.  I was confused.  I couldn't decide if I absolutely adored them or if I absolutely abhorred the thought of them.  After a few weeks (no joke), I landed on adore.

She has taken upcycling to an art form.  Quite literally.  Books that are falling apart get a one-of-a-kind hand-drawn and watercolored illustration, that relates to their pages.  They're beautiful.  And they're probably a perfect piece of art for that bookish person on your list.  Not to mention, you're shopping small, supporting an American artisan.

My Ariel page is already framed up and beautiful in her new home. I'm having a hard time not buying all. the. pages. and putting them everywhere!  But I'm so in love with my little pin-up Ariel and so in love with the fact that she isn't anywhere else in the world!  (Forgive the messy shelves - 'tis the season, you know?)

Head over to her shop at Big Cartel and see if she has anything left for that super-hard-to-buy-for bookish person on your list!  You can also check-out her work on Instagram