while i love the stories in these books, though, the illustrations are what i go back for. i go back to find out whether i remember them from years and years ago, and indeed there they are, same as they always were. oh my gosh... i savor them.
one such book is elsa beskow's the flowers' festival. her wonderful illustrations completely play into a little girl's daydreams of what flowers would wear if they were ladies and gentlemen. (my favorites were the lady lilac and lord bleeding heart.) and so, today i present to you elsa beskow's illustrations in all their sweet, imaginative glory. i love how she incorporates the borders into her drawings, too.
|(do you see the lilacs? and the bleeding heart, in the background? aaah!)|
i love the pet caterpillar in the last image. also the snail conveyance.... teehee. i thought a monday in december might be a good time for these lush, laden drawings. i hope you all have a lovely one.