About

I started this project to commiserate with my teenage son who was “being forced” to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I loved the book when I read it in high school, a number of years ago. (Although I felt the same way my son does about “being forced” to read it at first.) Hopefully he will grow to at least like it! This was in 2012.

I read Great Expectations so long ago that I remember very little about the story. I decided to re-read it along with my son. I read only ONE page at a time. Yes, I DID say one page at a time! Yikes! I am always up for a good read and always looking for more ways to keep actively creative. What I thought would take me about a year and a half to finish, ended up taking almost five years!

It was a great adventure and I learned many things… about myself, experimenting with new art supplies and trying out different styles. Thanks for looking! You can reach me at:    flandorfer@sbcglobal.net

13 thoughts on “About

  1. I love this idea! I’ve been browsing some of your posts and have really enjoyed the project you’ve undertaken! Can’t wait to keep following!

      1. Thanks you! I just started this past year in efforts to move my art-making from a ‘hobby’ to something that I dedicated time and resources toward pursuing. Now I’m not sure how I functioned before! I look forward to continuing to follow you! 🙂

  2. Hello Julie: I just discovered your blog, and I greatly admire your project! I sympathize with you and your son — it’s very difficult to enjoy a book if you’re forced to rush through it for a class. I read Dickens’s “Nicholas Nickleby” for a college course and enjoyed the book itself immensely, but found it incredibly challenging trying to read 100 pages a week. On the other hand, it must be very difficult reading only one page a day! I adore the 1946 film version of “Great Expectations” (with Alec Guinness [you know, Obi-wan?] as a young man). Also looking forward to the new film with Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, and Holliday Grainger. Anyway, I really enjoy your art style and look forward to seeing how your project progresses. Good luck!! –G.E. http://gegallas.wordpress.com/

    1. Thanks! I also look forward to the new film coming out. I love those actors! But I won’t be finished with the book by then, and I am trying to make myself wait until I am finished before watching any movie that might influence me. I only want to be influenced by the actual text during this project. I’ll go and check out your blog now. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. Thanks! He finished the book (and class) long before I. As you can see, I am still slowly reading the book, one page at a time. It’s taking FOREVER! But I am enjoying it and can’t wait until I am done to see how it all turns out. I did read it in high school (a long time ago) but have forgotten!

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