Monday, March 24, 2008

The Book of Eve


9x13 journal

I've started my journal and decided to name it "The Book of Eve". I had chosen the name Yvette, for myself at the tender young age of 8 for my Confirmation name. (Confirmation a ritual in Catholicism.) I've since defected.

It sounded French, sophisticated and in short, I could be Eve. I loved the sound of Eve. Eve would be my muse. I never did much with this third name over the years and I grew up as Andrea Gabrielle.

I've decided to get this name out of the closet. The name has great meaning in Hebrew 'chavvah' "to breathe and 'chayah' "to live" in other words life-giving. This is right up my alley.

So I begin "The Book of Eve", breathing life into each page. I'll post these pages as they are accomplished interpersed with other works of art. I hope you'll join me on my journey.

L'chaim-- To Life!

Thanks for your visits and kind words. My other blog local: "ThE ArTfuL EyE"

9 comments:

LostLuggage said...

It's a glorious page!!! I had to enlarge this sucker to see all the beauty...LOVE a page FULL of details!!!

Kim H. said...

FABULOUS PAGE!Love all the details and the texture of the paint! Love your lettering! AWESOME!

Corinne said...

Oh, I would love to see your book of Eve evolve! I love the name and it's meaning. Don't laugh, but my confirmation name is Carmella!! Corinne Marie Carmella....UGHHH!!

John said...

You have made an amazing cover - so this is why we did not hear many peeps lately? Impressive - all the little cut outs - risk taker et al. Yes, it needs to be clicked on to see great details.

I see much passion here. It will inspire moi, I hope.

Great news.

John said...

This is going to be good - no pressure, though.

"Sitting on a park bench,..."

Check out band called Bon Iver. Great short concert on NPR - have it as a podcast.

My best.

Sweet Irene said...

Great journal cover. Eve gets a good start. Lovely colors, beautiful printing. Can't wait to see the contents. It must be great to always have a project going. You have great imagination!

Deborah Truesdell said...

Andrea,

What a treat you are going to take us on, a journey through your journal! I have my ticket in hand and my seat belt buckled, let the ride begin!!

Hugs to you!

Rima said...

I'm always amazed at how you can make something so lovely look sort of effortless and spontaneous - this journal is already superb, judging by its cover.
You make me feel like starting my own journal!
I'm not trying to be nice, I mean it.

Neda said...

Evedance of a great artist! Go for it.

I love that cover! (and your great taste in music too)