Monday, December 21, 2009

oh charley...




How could I resist? Being a huge fan of  Charley Harper, it was hard to pass it by... so I got it:)... an early Christmas present to myself - CHARLEY HARPER (An Illustrated Life).   420 beautiful pages to 'oooh' and 'aaaah' over.
What a body of work! I'm so impressed and inspired.

20 comments:

read me... said...

this is on my Christmas wish list again... I have high hopes this year for a copy on the new smaller format.

Happy Christmas Helen!!

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

What fun inspiration for you!!!
Merry Christmas to you!

Larissa said...

I purchased the hugemongous edition for myself as a gift for myself. (why, thank you, self! it's lovely!) I smile every time I see it on the table!

and thank you for the pretty gift label downloads!

Jennifer said...

Oooh, how I love Charlie Harper. I'd love that book, but have to settle for calendars instead. I have a friend who has the book, and I drool all over it. Congrats on giving yourself such a wonderful present.

San Smith said...

I really want this book!! :)

Teresa said...

Well his illustrations are almost as lovely as yours!
Same style indeed!
XXOOXX

Kaylovesvintage said...

we all need it that book

Lisa Graves said...

I asked for this for Christmas! *fingers crossed*

Patricia González Palacios said...

I love your designs are wonderful. Have a nice Christmas and a year full of new creations , paty

Carrie said...

This book has been on my amazon wishlist for quite a while now. Maybe I should follow your lead and just buy it for myself :)

Heather Moore said...

Ooh, what a nice treat! Now you've tempted me too.

Linda Germain said...

I love the images and shapes. Simple but full of energy. thanks for sharing

love2 illustrate said...

Wow! Thanks for bringing such a gorgeous book to my attention :)

Amy said...

I saw this in the bookstore the other day and had to literally pry it from my own hands. It was a sorry sight. Saving up for it as we speak! You were right to buy it for yourself--I can't think of anyone who could put all that lovely inspiration to better use!... Thanks for all the inspiration this year, and happy 2010!

Beth said...

I had never seen Charley Harper until I saw it last weekend at Anthropologie! They have a wonderful book collection. It's really something....Have a wonderful holiday! Beth

tula said...

this book has gone on my wish list for about 80 years now. but, alas, it has not materialized. i think it's time for me to gift myself, too!

Robin said...

Love this book too, the draftsmanship alone has me hooked and he's unpretentious and honest about his work. The interview is just as interesting as his art work. It's now 20% off at Barnes and Nobles too!

Astrid said...

Afraid I had not heard of charley harper before. have googled and am in awe...
Will give myself the book for my Birthday ( not until march..)!
thanks for the inspiration, as always!

Love,
Astrid

Geoff Bardot said...

I bought this for my wife for her Birthday last year. Such an amazing collection of his work. We are glad we finally have a house big enough to be able to keep it out on a coffee table.

Karin said...

Thsi was on my list, but I failed to tell anyone, so now I don't have it:(