|A peek at design submissions. The beautiful floral linocut design is by Kim Bene.|
UPPERCASE recently held a bookmark design challenge and now features the submissions on their website here. The designs are available for download including those by Kim and me. The April/May/June edition of UPPERCASE is for sale and a few bookmarks with the winning designs have been tucked within. While, alas, my design was not chosen, it was a fun exercise.
I chose a magpie for my design for not only their beauty but in Native American folklore the magpie is considered a friend and helper. Wearing a magpie feather is a sign of fearlessness by some tribes as the bird is bold, showing little fear. Magpies will often cache food they have found so they can later retrieve it. Here I imagined my fearless magpie flying off with a new treasure.
Books give us the wings of imagination. Fly on.