Tuesday, 30 March 2010

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Yesterday I started reading the book The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo written by the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. My mum just finished it. The first thing that caught my attention is the fact that Stieg never wrote a book before but was a journalist. He left his trilogy at a publisher and soon after that died of a heart attack at the age of 50. He never has known that he became world's second best seller in 2008, that his books sold more then 27 million coppies in 40 countries. What I do like about this is that he will be remembered as a great writer, and that he left something beautiful to the world.

This mosaic is about leaving 'marks' before we die. Most people are not able to do so, and I don't dream about leaving something so that I will be remembered a 100 years after my death. I do think that art and literature are the best assets to leave before we say farewell to this world...

See more beautiful mosaics at ArtMind's Blog!

17 comments:

ArtMind said...

Oh Star, that reminds me I promised myself to read more. I still have the first book here waiting to be read anxiously. I think I'm waiting for sunny weather so I can go read outside! Beautiful meaningful mosaic! Love it! :)

zsazsazsu said...

I read the 3 books in one week ... couldn't stop ! It's a pitty the writer passed away so early !
Enjoy !!!!!!!

Kuutydruk said...

I should take a good book for reading as well. Now, when I'm not working in the office, I'm not so tired at nights and I could read in bed! :)

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I read the book and saw the film--I love your mosaic and the sentiments behind it!

Michelle said...

Stunning,
what can I say?
i just simple love your Eye for style!!!

florcita said...

Im about to start with the second book. I could not put the first one down, in a weekend it was gone and I was craving the second one.
I thought it was terribly sad that this guy died so young without seeing what his work had become... but looking back in history there are so many examples of that.
I think one should go through life trying to do what's best for the future generations, that alone is a pretty intense mark.

Courtney said...

What a thought-provoking post. It's hard to remember that we could be gone at any time, so it is important to leave each day with the best we can.

ingermaaike said...

Fantastic inspiration and the found images are exceptional!

gr8jewellery said...

Amazing mosaic, I haven't read those books yet but they're now on my list!

Swiedebie said...

very conceptualized idea of leaving a mark. I love your mosaic. meaningful.

cri-cri said...

I read a lot ...but those 're also on my list... wondering if I ever finish my list :-)

PetitPlat Food Art said...

Yes I'm sure you're going to mark the world somehow, and I really hope I do too. The life is ahead of us, so we have the best chances ;)

AND now I need to write the name of the book down so I can get it :D

hugs!

I bijoux dello Stregatto said...

I haven' read those book!!! Beautiful mosaic!

BARBARIX said...

no time for books at the moment!
But i heard about them and i want to read them.

Giselle said...

Started reading the ING book by Gabrielle Bernstein but didn't finished it yet.. Great finds..!

LeelaBijou said...

wonderful mosaic! And interesting books :)

ana carina said...

I really love your mosaic... Really Really.

Is the book any good? I have this thing about best sellers.. *ahem*

nanouke