"Three Gifts" 2009 Limited Edition Bookplate
For this year's design, I wanted to really challenge myself so I decided to create a border of snowflakes around a snowdome. My idea was to create a negative image of the snowflakes with no contour lines. When I teach negative space I always instruct my students to "draw the holes" instead of the image.
I have collected snowdomes and snowglobes since I was a very little girl. I still have my very first little dome. When we travel I love to pick up cheap plastic, souvenir snowdomes and have a wonderful collection. At Christmas I have a beautiful collection of glass snowdomes that mean a great deal to me.
I struggled with what I wanted to place in the globe. I really didn't want the final piece to be a Christmas piece but something my family could enjoy year round. I want each of my bookplates to have some personal significance and I finally discovered the idea of using three wrapped gifts. This past year has been a wonderful year filled with great surprises and generous gifts from friends and family. We have been greatly blessed in 2009.