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Sunday, February 27, 2011

V is for Victory

"Victory" is the letter V of my Abstract Nouns Alphabet. This particular V is from the WWI Victory Liberty Loan campaign. I included it as a tribute to my much cherished War Bond poster collection. This letter was especially fun for me, because I was able to match the font and colors to the original posters. (The text is dark indigo, and the background is ivory.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

It has always pleased me that Edward Gorey's birthday is so close to mine. This year in honor of his birthday (and mine) I purchased a vintage copy of his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mystery! poster. It will go beautifully in our bedroom.
See here for more of his PBS Mystery! posters. I'm not sure why they are all suddenly available, but get them while supplies last!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

U is for Unwillingness

I definitely wanted an "un" for my U abstract noun. "Unwillingness" worked well because it gave me an opportunity to draw Dhelia, who is still one of my favorite characters. Dhelia's hair comes directly from 1984 Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland, NY. So does her expression.

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