Friday, 27 December 2013

The Artful Reader's Club - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This book has been on my shelf for a couple of years and I am not sure why I had never got round to reading it. I am so glad I finally did. It is a wonderful though heartbreaking tale.Set in Afghanistan it centres around the lives of two boys who grow up in the same household, the master son's and a servant boy.It highlights prejudice and the uncertainties and fears of childhood as well as the cruelty and corruptness of some. I was lost in the story, which is beautifully written. I loved it and recommend it. I had no trouble reading the book but getting some artwork done was a different story. Its Christmas and we have family here from Canada and Switzerland as well as those who live here. Finding time to craft was hard. However I have had a go using an idea from a book called" Personal geographies" by Jill K Berry that I was given for my Birthday.
I used the Gelli plate to create a background, then drew on the head, copying the outline from the book. I added words which convey the emotional journey of Amir as he seeks redemption.
                                                                                                                                                                                          I have so enjoyed reading all your reviews and seeing your art work this past year. Thank you Darcy for hosting this challenge. Here's wishing you all the best for 2014, happy reading.
Jen x