Storybook Project

Hello there! An update on the series of photo stories I’ve been posting —

I have spent the summer traveling, and exploring like a creature the dark and enchanting forests of England and Germany; while studying folklore along the fairy tale road of the Brothers Grimm, and attending class in the Elf School of Iceland.

I took many photographs along this journey, each one in themselves telling a story of a landscape rich in nature’s secrets, and inspiring the imagination.

My desire is to blur the lines of photography and literature in this story book which I am creating, each illuminating the other; and all brought to life by these travels.

Please stay tuned!

Wandering after dusk into Reinhardswald Forest in Germany. . © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

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Up, up, up, & Away

Black cat climbing a tree into the sky above, while the werewolf howls. 

 

Photo: © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

 
From my series, Electric Skies 

Telling stories with a picture, I am creating a book merging literature with photography. 

I will keep you posted, and you can follow along with me at: 

facebook.com/LisaEllenGoodmanPhotography
instagram.com/kaleidoscope_maker
twitter.com/ayosilver1
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Happy International Children’s Book Week!!!

A Happy Children’s Book Week to all!

It's International Children's Book Week . . Let's all celebrate!!!  Image courtesy of google images & allourchildren.org.

It’s International Children’s Book Week . . Let’s all celebrate!!!
Image courtesy of google images & allourchildren.org.

Are you rereading any of your childhood favorites this week, or reading something wondrous with your kids?

"The Velveteen Rabbit," by Margery Williams (1922).  I can't say enough about this book, it simply touched my heart, touched it deeply.  Image courtesy of google images.

“The Velveteen Rabbit,” by Margery Williams (1922).
I can’t say enough about this book, it simply touched my heart, touched it deeply.
Image courtesy of google images.

Here’s a small snippet of some of my favorite childhood books, in no particular order. How about yours?

Mister Dog
The Velveteen Rabbit
A Wrinkle in Time
Where The Red Fern Grows
The Giving Tree
Island of The Blue Dolphins
The Chronicles of Narnia
And of course, many of Roald Dahl’s books such as Boy, Esio Trot, The BFG, The Giraffe & The Pelly & Me, The Witches, and Matilda.

Now it’s YOUR turn to share! 🙂

Remember pop-up books? All books spring to life!  Image courtesy of google images.

Remember pop-up books? All books spring to life!
Image courtesy of google images.

Celebrating what lifts our imagination and our hearts, year after year.  Image courtesy of google images.

Celebrating what lifts our imagination and our hearts, year after year.
Image courtesy of google images.

The Haberdashery of Mister Chitterly-Witters

Mister Chitterly-Witters was the proprietor of the haberdashery over on North Main Street. In true fashion of the medieval trinket shoppes of yore, he sold a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, with boatloads of everything in between!

And what fine goods they were! They had ascots and bow-ties of the highest quality silks- produced from a long line of Emperor worms in China. The shelves were lined with French cologne, and mustache combs; fiddles and faddles, kaleidoscopes, and ping-pong paddles. Why, you could find a pot of gold from the Isle of Leprechaun, complete with a map to your very own rainbow!

With a collection like this, you could probably surmise that Mister Chitterly-Witters was a very eccentric man, with impeccable taste.

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Ferdinand the Giraffe- Intro. (Draft)

Ferdinand the giraffe was a giraffe like any other- he was tan with brown spots, two ears, two antlers, a dark purple tongue, and a tuft of hair on top of his head that resembled a toupee.

He enjoyed roaming the Savannah with his brothers and sisters, mom and pop; and his favorite thing to do was to munch on the leaves of the acacia tree. Yep, he was a giraffe like any other.. except for one thing.. he was born tiny and never grew any bigger than you or me- for instead of giraffe-size, he stood at 3 ft. 3!

This is a draft of the introduction, and I’m busy brainstorming at this point and starting to make my own drawings. In the meantime, I’ve included this adorable cartoon drawing from an artist on Creative Commons. 🙂 

"The Giraffe", Illustration by Reginald Daye David, courtesy of flickr.com Creative Commons.
“The Giraffe”, Illustration by Reginald Daye David, courtesy of flickr.com Creative Commons.