Mountains Are Awesome! - Sept. 2012

Since embarking on our search, we've discovered a wide range of artwork by many talented individuals. This little nugget just caught our attention and is particularly refreshing. Pulled straight from illustrator Heather Tompkins' blog, these are her thoughts about drawing in a book dating from the ‘40s:

"Drawing on these old pages is way more difficult than I anticipated. The ink either bleeds really badly, the pen tip pulls up the paper fiber (effectively clogging your pen tip till it no longer works and making your paper way fuzzy), or just rips through the paper all together. I have yet to find the perfect medium, I guess that’s what you get for defacing a book from the 40s."

See more of Heather's work Here.

*On the first of every month, we’ll take a little time to pay tribute to what we think is one of the most awe-inspiring things out there: Mountains.  It might be a photo, video, collage, painting, poem, etc. ... just a little something to say, "Hey, mountains, you're awesome!

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