Sunday, January 19, 2014

Heaven help me go from Mac OS to older version of W7 and get me images correct and duplex a copy draft to peruse

spent a lotta hours yesterday when i tried to get my HP 8000 duplex printer to duplex on me Mac word project tried everything and just had to give up after a few hours 'cause i'm not the only one on line many are having same problem so decided to put my design/writing on Sir Charles GD ROBERTS book back to my Toshiba W7 and without any problems ran off the first 'hard copy' of the draft version of HUMAN ANIMALS (title of book on Roberts' stories ) on cheap paper to get a sense of my design look and not really all that satisfied with it ... decided to design a 8.5x11 landscape format for the book using HELENE's odd and amazing ( no i will not use the word 'awesome' sooo totally a fake word and brutally used flippantly like 'love' ) illustrations making Roberts animal reality stories into a 'alice in wonderland' type of 'look'

Thursday, January 9, 2014

sir Charles GD ROBERTS - the HUMAN ANIMALS project - book and doc.

HELENE LACELLE's illustration of the crying oxen creates a totally modern 'look' to the hundred year old animal stories of GD ROBERTS, a NB born and raised writer who 'created' the animal story wherein he treates so called 'wild beasts' as humans i.e. they think and feel and react as we human animals do - along with E.T. SETON he was the first in the world to do so and as a result became world famous for these stories - his first collection of anmal stories sold 80,000 copies in N.A. which considering it was about 100 years ago this was fantastic.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

HELENE LACELLE's amazing images augment this book full of ROBERTS' animal stories

an example of the amazing illustrations that will embellish and modernize ROBERTS' well-written and introspective animal stories that treat animals like we human animals as equals ... almost - certainly he gives them minds, imaginations, thoughts, feelings and importance. Whereas LACELLE's images put them into an Alice in Wonderland' imaginative area of modernity; thus, combining the old and the new... a wonderous thing as Martha might say?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

workingCOVER for book on a colleciton of Sir Charles GD ROBERTS' animal stories - the father of them all ( along with Ernest Thompson SETON they humanized animals )

This project was started last year when we travelled documenting his birthplace in Douglas NB to the Tantramar Marsh where his father a clergyman home schooled him and where he infused his life with nature in the surrounding marshlands and his mind with his classical studies - both created in him an amazing sense of how human animals are how spiritual nature can be to Fredericton where he lived on George Street while attending UNB and where his poetic nature and determination would soon make him the 'Father of Canadian Literature' but his animal stories placed him in such popularity among his audience that he became known as the creator of the 'human animal' - animals that are not barbaric but sensitive surviving and thinking like we humans and striving to understand the world in which they lived ...