Saturday, October 1, 2011

Missed Connections

I've been reading Sophie Blackall's Missed Connections blog for a long time now and it is extremely exciting to now have her book in our hot little Sun Bookshop hands!

Sophie takes the sweet, the strange, the very romantic 'missed connections' and sets them against her ethereal, imaginative and beautiful illustrations.

Here's what she says about what she does:
 Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.

We also love Sophie's illustrations for the very excellent Ivy and Bean books - in stock now over in the Younger Sun.

Go look at Sophie's blog.

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