Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Wider Sky

A big surprise today - my father sent me this:

A Wider Sky, and autobiography by the late artist Sir Kyffin Williams. It is a gorgeous book, and delighted to think that my father sent it to me for no reason except that he'd been reading a copy and thought I might like to read it too. Inside there are more pictures by the artist - mainly pen and ink.

Kyffin Williams spent some time in Patagonia on a Churchill scholarship, and there is one painting of his - a man and a boy on a horse going through a bright yellow hay field behind an indigo sky, that I would dearly love to be on the cover of my book.


Blogger M.M.E. said...

Nice book. There are so few of us artists and illustrators out there.

Thu May 28, 04:17:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Oh, I didn't know you were such a rare breed, MME! More glad to have you around than ever, then.

Thu May 28, 06:13:00 pm  
Blogger cromercrox said...

This post brought back how much I've valued the books my father has given me over the years. I learned to read with the copy of Winnie-The-Pooh my parents gave me (which I still have); when I was still very small he read H. G. Wells to me, and gave me a couple of Wells anthologies that switched me on to SF. And then, much later, when I was recovering in hospital from an accident, he brought me 'Labyrinths' by Borges. I've long since recovered from the accident ... but not from Borges.

Thu May 28, 11:00:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Ah, this brings back memories, Cromercrox! All three of us were Winnie the Pooh fans, and I've always loved H G Wells. I've never read any Borges - sounds like I should. One day...

Thu May 28, 11:46:00 pm  

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