Wordless Storybook Pages 7 and 8

In 2021 I completed a wordless artist book for my little granddaughter, who was about a year old at the time. I produced it by converting a discarded kid’s library book, using the same process I’ve used for similar books in the past.

Look here if you want to see more about how I make these books and to view one of my past books.

This particular volume does have a story, though. I had been working on it off and on for a long time and getting nowhere. Other projects kept coming along. One day I took it out to see about finishing it up and to consider what I might write to accompany the images. It struck me that it was fine just as it was, without words.

And I thought my granddaughter might like it when she is a little older, and she can make up stories to go with the pictures herself.

Like the content, the cover has no words. The book has no title. I guess it can be called whatever the reader wants.

Here are the next two pages. Want to make up your own story?


6 thoughts on “Wordless Storybook Pages 7 and 8

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I am really glad that with this book I did not try to over-do each page but left them maybe less “finished” than I might think is right, but it was right for them.

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    These are both fun. I am really enjoying the way some elements of the original book page are peeking through. On the right hand page, it looks like one of the figures is wearing a printed shirt with a person on it or – and this is where my brain went first – a person they have eaten and who is chilling out in their belly. The left hand page reads as someone contemplating the earth, perhaps from a far off planet or space station.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I agree about the wood block prints, not that I have been trying for it, this is just the way things go for me, but I think the black outlines and swoopy lines are reminiscent and I like that idea.

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