So first Star Wars! How exciting! As we were driving to the theater last night, we talked about how long it's been since the last movie and what an occasion this was for Star Wars fans. And just how cool we felt being a part of it on opening night! I may end up drawing Star Wars characters all weekend. I really miss my black pen and scribbly style.
Ok, now books. Whew I can see the finish line and I'm going to make it! I will read fifty books this year. The Perfect Son was on the shelf at the library and I remembered it being one of goodread's nominees for best fiction of 2015 so I grabbed it. It was 400 pages and I was into it enough to read it pretty quickly though I'm a little surprised it was nominated. Anyway, what I liked about it was that the characters are quirky and real. I saw myself in all three of the main characters. I loved that the son (who has Tourette's and ADD) was written to be so relatable. It's so nice that books now are written from this perspective. It seems like a really good way to better understand what he deals with daily and how it impacts his life. This was a book that I think might make a better movie, which is weird because usually I think movies ruin books but in this case I think some good actors could make this book even better.
Brain Pickings posted the best art books of 2015 and I immediately added all of them to my reading list. Beastly Verse was the first to come in. The illustrations are great. It says that they are drawn by hand and then colored with the computer. The book was then printed in 3 colors so it has the look of printmaking with the layering of ink to make additional colors.
Then I found the illustrator's (JooHee Yoon's) website and I pretty much got lost there for an hour, great inspiration for my new year of creative habits project. (hint, hint)