Archive for July, 2011
“I love making the stuff, that’s sort of the core of it. I love creating the stuff. It’s so satisfying to get from the beginning to the end, from a shaky nothing idea to something that’s well formed and the audience really likes. It’s like a drug: You keep trying to do it again and again and again. I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work…”
I would be so very happy if a set of these came to live at my house. My Pops has a walking stick that is painted in a similar style, though his is so old the paint has all but faded and the stick itself is broken in half. I loved it as a child, so of course I’m smitten with Cassandra’s antlers too. Via of Paper & Things and Seesaw.
I’m so terribly overdue posting about this book, which is a shame because it really is amazing. Born of Eric Smith’s struggle with cancer, it really is a manual in happiness. With artwork by some of the hottest illustrators of late, it’s cute but not saccharine, and just witty enough. It’s a great gift for anybody needing a pick-me-up. And since Chad’s work is included in the book we’re lucky enough to have a copy of our very own. Thank you, Eric! So glad you are still with us, doing all your great work.
+ This Baths kid’s got summertime in his fingers.
+ I wrote a post on the Fox is Black about austism in the arts.
Happy weekend, friends! First full day off in about ten days, I’m exciiiited.
I’ve seen this crop up two times this week, both offline and on. It’s worth another underscore. Via Sharlene King.
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