Aug 23, 2010

BAck to SchOol

It's that time of year!

Remember Show and Tell?    My favorite "Show and Tell" was time my dad made a colorful circus wagon for our pet guinea pig, Ringo.  It looked just like the one in this picture (the cage, not the guinea pig.)    It was white, and looked like a fanciful carnival wagon.  It had bright red, yellow and orange circus colors and cut-outs, with fancy wheels and scrolled designs.  I'm sure it must have taken my father a long time to cut it out of plywood, glue it together and paint it.  Just like most things with kids, it magically appeared the day before "Show and Tell", bright and colorful and magical.  I was so enchanted with the little circus wagon, I think I slept with it in my room.  With straw sticking out all over, a few carrots and a new water bottle, Ringo and I headed off to school that day.  I was so excited to show off my pet to my teacher and friends.   Ringo loved his cage and enjoyed the extra attention (and carrots) from the kids in my class.  

(It looked similar to the image below, but was built around a little guinea pig cage.)

...tell me about your favorite "Show and Tell"?

Aug 12, 2010

Sara B's Beautiful images

This lovely illustration, "Twilight Lilies" is by my friend Sara Butcher.   Today, I received the original illustration in the mail.   I'm thrilled to be able to add this image to my collection, it is one of my favorites.  The original art is radiant and luminous.    Sara has remarkable skill and I'm enjoying learning more about Sara and her gorgeous work.   Please visit her website to learn more!