Category Archives: art and artists

Story Chairs audio sequencing & Gabriela Frank

Moe and I spent the afternoon editing and sequencing audio for the Story Chairs yesterday, and got the lion’s share done. It was exciting to see the renovation in the lobby actually underway. The contractors were just installing the original … Continue reading

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Story Chairs: The First Bear

Yesterday I joined about thirty other people for a walk through of Like a Valentine, Jeffry Mitchell’s remarkable survey exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery. Five of us, including Jeffry, talked for five minutes about one work each. The afternoon … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bishop and Books Around The Table

I am going to use Poetry Monday to highlight one of my favorite blogs, Books Around The Table, co-hosted by four marvelous illustrators, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Laura Kvasnosky, Julie Lario and Julie Paschkis. Their posts are always rich in visuals and inspiration … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan, The Voyagers & Love

I’ll pretty much read anything about Carl Sagan, so when my weekly omnibus of goodness from Brain Pickings arrived with a quote from him on books I followed its lure to the Brain Pickings website (if you haven’t discovered Brain … Continue reading

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Maurice Sendak – Reading Little Bear

I must have read this book to my little sisters about a million times when I was growing up. Of the books illustrated by Maurice Sendak that I read as a child, this was the favorite. Else Holmelund Minarik’s “A Kiss … Continue reading

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Pablo Neruda: Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Part of Poetry Month, this is a day when you are meant to choose a poem, stick it in your pocket and bring it out to share with the people around you. I … Continue reading

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le genius

Thanks to the charming blog of Ben Clanton for the discovery of this very clever and inspiring sequence of credits for Le Petit Nicolas. The film was made several years ago (2009) and based on the books by René Goscinny with illustrations … Continue reading

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