Kindred Spirits: Submission Ideas

This is an opportunity for all CBBAG members to create something wonderful for this exhibition that will honour the memory and legacy of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

For bookbinders and book artists

Visit Project Gutenberg online, where you can craft something magical by printing and binding your favourite Lucy Maud Montgomery novel, short story, or essay. There are over 34 items from which you can select!

Not sure how to print out something from Project Gutenberg? CBBAG member Arielle VanderSchans has o ffered suggestions and instructions in her blog, with a download link to the text block: Anne of Green Gables textblock download. 

Worried about copyright regarding Lucy Maud’s work? No need. Here is a statement from the University of Waterloo:

04. What is meant by "the public domain"? How do I know if something is in the public domain?

The term "public domain" involves works whose copyright has expired. For instance, Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic novel Anne of Green Gables was protected by copyright when it was first published in 1908, but that copyright has expired because Montgomery died in 1942, more than 70 years ago. This means that Montgomery's novel, as originally published, can now be reprinted, or adapted by anyone, without restriction or permission, because it is now in the public domain.

For all, but in particular for book artists, letterpress printers, and calligraphers

Create something around a favourite quote from Lucy Maud Montgomery.

CBBAG would love for its members to use this quote and it is a bonus that the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery have suggested it as well!

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.”

― L.M. Montgomery

You can find other L.M. Montgomery quotes on these web pages: Brainy Quote, Bookroo, and Good Reads.

For all, but in particular for chine collé and digital collage artists

Create something using the image of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Two photos in particular have been suggested by the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery and high resolution images are available for download:

Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1908

Age 34, Taken at the time of publication of Anne of Green Gables

Courtesy of Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph. L.M. Montgomery Collection, XZ1 MS A0970578.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1935

Age 61, Toronto ON

Courtesy of Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph L.M. Montgomery Collection, XZ1 MS A097017.

Note: Artists who use either of these images in their submissions must include the proper citations  as noted under each photograph, beginning with "Courtesy of.." through to the collection number.

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