Thursday, July 15, 2010

your favorite pre-teen mystery novel

I present to you my first piece for the Teeny Tiny Art Show VII at Three Graces, coming this September.
I have loved the covers and titles of Nancy Drew novels for a long time. Beautiful adjectives paired with beautiful nouns, alluding to colors, secrets, and that exciting jittery feeling you get when you have adventures with your friends.
So I decided to make a series of such covers with my own imaginary heroines, starting with "Scarlet Birch and the Case of the Red Fox Journals."
(8x10", watercolor and acrylic on coffee-stained paper)
Lots of love,
Amanda

5 comments:

cArLa said...

you come up with the most delightful ideas! i used to read lots of nancy drew... i love your book cover painting!

Amanda Atkins said...

awww, thank you, Carla! :)
What was your favorite Nancy Drew book?

lindsey said...

this makes me feel nostalgic. growing up, i devoured the nancy drew books. and then when my daughter was little, i read them out loud to her! i always wanted a housekeeper like hannah and friends just like bess and george. my favorites - "the clue in the diary" and "the secret of the old clock." loving your cover.

xo

Amanda Atkins said...

thank you, lindsey! I'll definitely have to read those. The only one I own is the one about the lady on the wooden ship.
xoxo

Three Graces said...

LOVE IT! nancy drew is near and dear to my pre-teen heart:)