Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front

Little Things in a Big Country An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front A unique alchemy of art and natural history a four color hand lettered and illustrated tale of a year s rambles in the northern Rockies Whether chasing gophers Sisu or flirting with cowboys at the Buc

  • Title: Little Things in a Big Country: An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front
  • Author: Hannah Hinchman
  • ISBN: 9780393020168
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A unique alchemy of art and natural history a four color hand lettered and illustrated tale of a year s rambles in the northern Rockies Whether chasing gophers Sisu or flirting with cowboys at the Buckhorn Bar Hannah , artist Hannah Hinchman and her dog Sisu are excellent guides to some of the wildest country left in America Treading carefully near a sandhill crane sA unique alchemy of art and natural history a four color hand lettered and illustrated tale of a year s rambles in the northern Rockies Whether chasing gophers Sisu or flirting with cowboys at the Buckhorn Bar Hannah , artist Hannah Hinchman and her dog Sisu are excellent guides to some of the wildest country left in America Treading carefully near a sandhill crane s nest, testing the ice on the river, and marveling at the seasonal influx of ducks, this pair of curious naturalists takes us into the intimate corners of western Montana, inquiring into all natural phenomena which Hannah then captures on the page in detailed sketches, notes, and watercolors If Annie Dillard were an artist, she might have composed a book like this But few writers, or artists, can bring words and images together like Hannah Hinchman Insightful, funny, and personal, she not only enables us to enter her own particular patch of the natural world, she also teaches us to see our own, bringing to her work an exceptional unity of hand, eye, and heart.

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    1. This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it. Part memoir, part nature, part history and I love the font and illustrations.

    2. I love this book, both for the exquisitely detailed drawings and for the intimate look into life in wild country. Gorgeous nature journaling.A sample: "Spirits are revived by the constancy of the real. And what do we really know of all this--the substance of light, the inner lives of creatures, the forming and dissolving of couds and mountains, the countless events playing out simultaneously, ceaselessly? I find it soothing to be rendered insignificant. And am cheered just to be at home on the p [...]

    3. This is a great book to read before bed. It's quiet and peaceful, thoughtful and beautiful. The sort of thing that allows one to relax and get comfy and in my case get a glimpse of a world that is way too wild for my taste even if I do find it fascinating. Hannah lives in a place where if you take a little walk, you can see nothing but wilderness in all directions. It is a land occupied by mountain lions, black widow spiders, bears, elk, pronghorns, beaver, and lots and lots of birds. Her drawin [...]

    4. Little Things In A Big Country by Hannah Hinchman is a lovely memoir about her home in Montana. Chock full of beautiful watercolors, Hannah’s book is a celebration of a beautiful country. It is also a celebration of diversity. Hannah and her dog Sisu moved to Montana where they share their small hometown with ranchers who hold totally opposite views on most issues. Hannah and her neighbors respect each other forming a congenial community. This is a lively book full of delight in the natural wo [...]

    5. I love Hannah Hinchman's work, it's always a shot of inspiration. I appreciate her gorgeous illustrations, but also the attention she pays to her surroundings and the different ways she illustrates information. A fast, fun read.

    6. I have loved Hinchman's previous books, but this one fell a little flat. It was as though she had a thought one night to publish a book and threw it together. I know this is not true, but it felt light - a cursory glimpse of life in Montana. The artwork is wonderful. I read this over the course of an evening and felt like I had read the Cliff notes version.

    7. This was our book club's selection for May. Although it is not a book I would have chosen to read, I did find it interesting. I especially enjoyed the water color illustrations throughout the book. Because it was hand-lettered by the author, parts were difficult to decode and I had to go back to re-read some of it to determine what some words were.

    8. I equate the book to a modern day Thoreau with illustrations. I loved it from the first time I opened the book before even reading a word. The maps of the walks really helped take me to those places and expand my imaginations.

    9. A really lovely book compiled from the author's illustrated nature journals. She lives in Augusta, Montana, and the book is filled with watercolors and pastels taken from her rambles with her dog in the surrounding countryside. The accompanying text is hand lettered by the author. Thanks Marsha.

    10. I want to learn to journal like Hannah. I'm taking my husband to Montana this fall and I found this book hidden at the library mixed in with Frommer's travel guide and the Sierra Clubs guidebook. What a joy to read it and her illustrations are just beautiful.

    11. I want to visit that part of the country her illustrations are so lovely the entire text of the book has been hand lettered

    12. Art work was gorgeous, a little too much of the journalingnda distracting. Enjoyed the pictures, could imagine myself there.

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