And my writer's brain began spinning about a story centered around the love of books. I quickly came up with Mac and Tommy, two men who are passionate about books but show that passion in very different ways.
(these are the photos I printed out for inspiration when I wrote the book.)
Today we're going to talk about the book art...mainly because you need to see some of the incredible pieces that artists are out there creating that inspired Tommy's art. They are so incredible.
Art by The Book Surgeon... photo source
Art by The Book Surgeon...photo source
Art by Chris Donia...photo source
This artist is INCREDIBLE. You can find his flickr page HERE.
Art by Kelly Campbell...photo source
Link to Kelly Campbell's tumblr page...HERE.
There is so much out there and each piece is more incredible and fantastic than the other. I urge you to go do a google search on book or paper sculptures and then just enjoy. Unlike Mac, I adore book art. There are some incredible artists doing things that blow my mind.
I hoped you liked this tiny visit into Tommy's world.
And a reminder...Found At the Library is available now.
You can buy it here...
His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront...again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items.
Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow...until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy’s life is in crisis-mode. It’s the holidays and Mac can’t just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not.
Two artistic men. One shared passion for books.
Life is hard, and sometimes when conflict arises you have to write your own plot twist to pull yourself out of the fray.