Eleanor & Park fan art

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Defacing My Book

So I deliberately defaced my copy of Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Normally, I try to keep my books in pristine bookstore condition but recently I watched a video that swayed my convictions.

There are so many books in perfect condition out there, but doing this makes the book more yours, it adds so much personal touch to it.

Besides, I have always loved art in books. So why not make my own?

Note: The words are song lyrics. The lyrics on Eleanor’s side in from ‘She’s a Rainbow’ by The Rolling Stones and the the lyrics on Park’s side is from ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles

“She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” - Eleanor & Park // Rainbow Rowell

Not my usual style, but I recently got a Wacom pad and had to give it a whirl. This is Eleanor, she’s the protagonist in one of my favorite novels (which just so happens to be set in Omaha, my current city!).