Thursday, February 5, 2009

I Hear a Song in the Air

THE SONG OF FRANCIS goes on sale today!

From the front flap:
"Francis is so full of God's love that he wants to sing His praises. His glorious singing inspires birds of every color, and even the sun and moon, to join him in joyful celebration. Tomie dePaola's simple text and vibrant illustrations bring the spirit of Francis to life for even the youngest children. And he reminds us how sweet it is to rejoice and give thanks for life and love."

The art is collage using Prismacolor-marker-painted full-page Avery labels placed on watercolor-painted backgrounds done on 100% rag bristol paper. That's right, Avery labels!

An explosion of color. Beautiful!