22 July 2011

creative playthings

I've been positively gaga over this ├╝ber retro catalog of children's toys from the 70s, plucked from a thrift store and sent to me all the way from the mean streets of Philadelphia (thank you, Jenny)!


Lately it's been reminding me of all that I believe in–a ray of sunshine through the clouds. Because we'd all like to believe that the world is still joyful and good. 

10 July 2011

red, white, blue


In the madness of last week, I had no chance to celebrate one of my all-time favorite color schemes. So here's three cheers for the red, white, and blue! Polka, bingo, and round playing cards?! These patriotic bits look like the start of a fantastic evening...

05 July 2011

invaluable curiosity

Letterpress illustration by Sara Gillingham.

And now I am back in the land of lakes, one of a few places I consider home. It was hard to end one chapter and start another, but with every turn of the page comes more depth and growth and discovery. I am grateful to all the characters who have graced the pages of my book, and am looking forward to the work that lies ahead!

"And now, my friend, you must give me your complete attention. It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent–lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die. It's as simple as that."
Tove Jansson, Fair Play