Close-ups (windows)

Windows are opportunities to go from one world and into another. They are like mini stages, complete with curtains. I also like the way they provide a structure for bringing pattern and color into a scene. This series of window close-ups are all from children’s books I’ve illustrated. The first one is from You and Me: Poems of Friendship. There are clay “brick” beads framing the window and the ones on the wall are painted on gray felt.   

Illustration from "You and Me: Poems of Friendship" 1997

 The next two are from the board book, Wee Willie Winkie. The window box is made of wire wrapped in embroidery floss and the fence is a row of budding branches.  

Illustration from "Wee Willie Winkie" 2006

Illustration from "Wee Willie Winkie" 2006

 The last group are closeups of  illustrations from my upcoming book, Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes.  

Illustration from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

Illustration from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

Illustration from "Pocketful of Posies" 2010

Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.

6 thoughts on “Close-ups (windows)

  1. Salley,

    As always, your illustrations are enchanting. You always brighten my day, thank you for sharing.

    I have really begun to notice how you incorporate small everyday objects into your work, just wonderful!


  2. The windows are quite magical! I cannot help but imagine the world within them. I especially like the “budding branch” fence.

  3. I especially like Children at the window looking out at the world they can only imagine. Your felt tots evoke that feeling of wonder. CM

  4. I love the budding branches you used for the fence and is that needle felted roving in the last image or textured wool? Pocketeful of Posies looks lovely – can’t wait to see it in reality 🙂

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