Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Thank you for your sweet wishes for Jeff. He enjoyed a lot of fun family love today. We ate a huge dinner out and I am still recovering.
I hope you like the images above. Doesn't everyone love Ramona? She personifies all the angst and worries of childhood in a hilarious way. I remember when I met her. My mother read Ramona the Pest to my sister and I. We laughed so hard! I have read all the Ramona books over and over again. Beverly Cleary is a heroine of mine.
Next to her is Margalo the bird from Stuart Little. Garth Williams is a magical illustrator. I wish I could draw like that. I'd entertain myself for hours! Notice Stuart, too. E.B. White was an absolute genius.
The book jacket on my all time favorite juvenile book (Harriet the Spy) is what drew me to this masterpiece. Something about Harriet made me want to know her, to be her, to think like she thought.
Didn't you LOVE The Jolly Postman and Each Peach Pear Plum? The images are rare and wonderful. I never tire of them.
The mice around the table are also Garth Williams.
The rest: Susan Branch. She's a self taught artist and full of love and inspiration. I have loved her work from the moment someone so sweetly shared it with me. I think it was Reve, my sweetie pie neighbor next door. Susan Branch's voice sounds just like you'd want it to. She knows how to spread love.
So, that's all today. I've already said my prayers. I am ready for my long day tomorrow . . . newspaper club after school.
Didn't this week go by fast?
I hope your week has been rollicking along in a joyful fashion. I hope you've found some time to tuck your nose into a good book, written by a smart and thoughtful writer. I hope you have enjoyed the steam of a full cup of coffee or tea and I hope your week has given you some good "only I could think of something like this" ideas. Smile. Thank you for reading. I know how many delicious blogs there are out there so I feel quite honored when you stop in and read my posts. (BIG HUG!)