Category Archives: Books!

Clocks is always good for a title-sequence, in my mind

Two things about Dancing Through It by Jenifer Ringer: Thing 1) it starts in the wrong place Thing 2) it ends in the wrong place Ok, regarding Thing 1) The book starts at the beginning. It shouldn’t though, it should … Continue reading

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Reading Audition

I was telling my husband about this book I just read, Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe, And I was like, “it’s ballet young-adult fiction. But it’s written in verse! But not like rhyming couplets verse, more like a stream of … Continue reading

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Noodling On about Sickles.

Was making lunch for my little boy the other day and noticed this: Check it out, she’s holding a sickle. Let’s looks closer: Gosh she’s pretty. At first glance I thought she was standing and had weird proportions, but on … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar December 17: o hai Mucha

Oh, you know, just homage-ing Alphonse Mucha. Like ya do. This drawing loosely based on one from Plate 49 of Documents Décoratifs, which Mucha had published as a portfolio in 1901. My paperback reprint is: The Art Nouveau Style Book … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar December 15: baggy warm-ups

Obscuring perfectly cute figures since 1958! And before for sure, but I’m calling out 1958 because that’s when Carnation’s Easy-Does-It Cookbook was published, which I’ve been using for reference for illustration style, like for the line weight and general body … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar December 12: if you can’t stand the heat

This drawing inspired by the illustrations in Carnation’s Easy-Does-It Cookbook and by the Munsing rolling-pin over there on the kitchen counter that belonged to my husband’s grandma. Book is: Carnation’s Easy-Does-It Cookbook, by Mary Blake, copyright 1958, Carnation Company, USA … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar December 9: mistletoe gonna getcha

Look out, lovers. That mess is everywhere. Reference photo: Irina Baranova and Yurek Shabelevsky in Le Beau Danube from the book Balletomania, the story of an obsession by Arnold L. Haskell, copyright 1934, Simon and Schuster Inc. New York, New … Continue reading

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