Due to some minor health issues in August I haven´t done much blogging or painting – some of you might have noticed. 😉
But thankfully I´m on my way back and even did a little water colour painting inspired by a book that I have borrowed from the library at the beginning of this month.
I have to admit at this point that I only took it because I fell instantly in love with the cover – I do that quite a lot. 😉 But luckily it proofed to be just as good on the inside as on the outside!
“The Bedlam Stacks” is a very well and beautifully written novel by Natasha Pulley. It´s set in a steampunky Victorian paralell universe, and the hero, Merrick Tremayne, is a leg injured, botanical expert and battered veteran from the East India Company´s opium trade, who travels to Peru in order to retrieve cuttings from the rare trees that are the only source for quinine.
I have to add that I don´t much like book reviews, especially when they´re lenghty and give far too much away. I prefer to read the blurb on the back and then the first couple of lines at the beginnng of the book. If neither of them hook me, it goes back to its place on the shelve, pronto!
Which is why I won´t add any more information about it here except that I can only recommend it if you´re in need for some respite from our modern world – which I did.
And of course, I´ll share with you the painting that was inspired by it:
What book(s) are you currently reading? Is it any good? Would you also feel inspired to make a piece of art because of it, like a painting, photo, movie or soundtrack? Let me know in the comments!