I wanted something special and individual to give my grandsons this year. Not something so precious they couldn’t use now, but something they could interact with and could be saved for later with the meaning of a personal blessing just for them. These board books were repurposed from a thrift store, gessoed, and sanded. I used the boys names as the themes of the books and the blessings. Each letter of their first name has a page with objects beginning with that letter. Then there is a page for their first, middle, and last names with the meanings. On the last page is a blessing I wrote for each one.
I was amazed that the addition of the black striped border made the book pop and tie it together. I used a pitt pen and golden fluid acrylics to draw and paint on the book. Here’s some pictures of them.