This website started as a way to get myself creating, and to commiserate with my son who was “being forced” to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This project took me about five years, way longer than I expected. (Seriously?! Five years to read one book?) I created a piece of art for every single page of the book. I have since finished that project (and the book) and now hoping to use this site to follow along with my adventures in art, finding myself, and my style.

It was a great adventure and I learned many things… about myself, experimenting with new art supplies and trying out different styles. BUT… I’m definitely not done creating. You can reach me at:    julieflando@gmail.com. And on Instagram as julieflando. See you on the flip side! Thanks for looking.

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  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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