What a delight to get an email this week from Dana Sheridan-the Education & Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University. She featured The Grumpy Pets on the creative literacy blog-as well as a SUPER fun & creative craft project-where she turned paper cups into grumpy pets! Love it! Here's a photo of the finished craft project, a photo of Dana (awesome pic) and the link to the blog!
This show was definitely a highlight this summer. So cute!!!
Props to the exhibit designer. Well done!
Had no idea that the Plaza Hotel capitalized so much on this book in it's heyday. And so adorable was the children's menu. Those prices!!!
I never knew the back story between the author and illustrator. Wow! I won't spoil it for anyone, but again...wow!
Several years ago, as I was heading home from the beach, I passed what was clearly an old Woolworth storefront. It had the telltale red front with art deco touches at the edges-as well as the enormous plate glass windows lining the entire front. I vaguely remembered that it had been turned into some sort of antique mall.
This week, it popped into my head and since i was already down in Spring Lake, I sought out to find it. It resides in Point Pleasant and is practically untouched. Still has the W monogram on the entry tiles and those endlessly long fluorescent bulbs hanging from the tin ceilings. What a great space! It was also fun to poke around in the store to see products that were probably sold as "new" from that era. So fun!
It's that time of year where I create simply for the joy of creating. No edits. No market strategies. No voice in my ear about what sells or is trending in publishing...just painting by the pool. Sometimes I need that. Especially after some of the letdowns as of late. Art restores... :)