Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Why Sybilline Books?

Well, the obvious reason is that my name is Sybille. I've even been to Cumae and sat in the cave where supposedly the original Sibyl of Cumae sat and told people what to expect from their future... I've always liked my name and that it actually meant something. Sibyl is in fact a title rather than a name and means "prophetess".

I looked up my name on Wikipedia and found all that info about the Sibylline books:

It sounded intriguing and considering that I illustrate and write books (for children mainly) I thought it was good title for this blog. It also has something mysterious, which I liked.

There. :-)

First picture - Moon and Moth

Thought I'd better add an image to spice things up a bit. I've been experimenting with some new ideas - sort of a mixture between Clarice Cliff and psychedelic painting. I used to do a lot of psychedelic art when I was a teenager and I really loved it. Haven't done anything like this for years, but it was fun doing it again.

Here's the first one - it's called:

Moon and Moth

First One

I finally jumped on the bandwagon as well. Not quite sure why, but it seems a nice way to get images and comments out there quickly. We'll have to see how it works out.