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Sunday, January 30, 2011

T is for Tradition

I used "Tradition" for the letter T of my Abstract Nouns Alphabet. My friend Sarah suggested a maypole, which I liked, and I was most happy to find a picture of this vintage postcard from 1909. The postcard incorporates several traditions, was drawn in a traditional style, and was originally sent as an "Easter Greetings" card. I think it works perfectly. (Thanks, Sarah!)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

S is for Sustainability

I was going to use "Simplicity" for S, but my friend Greg suggested that I use "Sustainability" instead, and I decided he was right. The illustration was inspired by Chapter IX of The Little Prince. If you've read the book, you'll know why.
Thanks, Greg!


The girls had their opening last night at the Q Gardens Gallery. Many thanks to Carol Lacks for a wonderful show!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Stupid Sock Creatures

The girls and I made these creatures from Bob's old socks. Well, we were supposed to use his old socks, but it is possible that we may have taken one or two new ones as well. Ahem.

Anyway, the designs came from John Murphy's book
Stupid Sock Creatures. The instructions were clear, reasonably simple, and we love the end result. See here for John Murphy's website. I just may feel brave enough to try making the Horrid Little Oafs.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

R is for Resistance

I used "Resistance" for the letter R of my Abstract Nouns Alphabet. And true to form, I resisted completing this square, unnecessarily prolonging it for weeks. I call it method drawing.
I thought it was important for "Resistance" to be written in a backwards-leaning font. It was hard to find a left-leaning font that wasn't too flowery or stylized, but I was finally able to adapt this one.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show

Megan and Devon each have photos in the Kew Gardens Children's Photo Show at Q Gardens Gallery. The opening reception will be held January 14th & 15th, and the photos will remain on display until February 5th. Here are the details of the opening:

Where: Q Gardens Gallery
80-61 Lefferts Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

When: Friday, January 14, 4:00-8:00, and Saturday, January 15, 3:00-7:00.

Hope to see you there!

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