Friday, September 10, 2010

The Magic City by E. Nesbit

In this illustration, Philip musters up his courage as he approaches the sleeping beast.

What a joy it was to read works by E. Nesbit and to do a drawing for a scene in her story. She was an amazing English writer, influencing the works of Tolkien, Travers and eventually Rowling. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party. She was a bohemian in her lifestyle.

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Today, Wendy and I worked in the mud outside. She made a mud rocket and a mud dinosaur with clover eyes. I prepared a small area for vegetables. The worst thing that can happen to an earthworm is for it to encounter a 3-5 year old girl. At one point today, a fat earthworm was a scarf for the mud dinosaur. In past years they used to have to ride around in a plastic toy dump truck. The lily of the valley are blooming. I showed Wendy the fairy flowers among the weeds in the other part of the garden.

Tonight Wendy painted her own face for a movie of her own, then she painted mine. It was a superhero movie.
The art closet is actually clean enough to walk into. I found old pens, pencils, inks and paint... I found an old sketch book done with a close friend.
I am finally over my Mother's Day cold. My voice is almost back to normal, but not quite right for reading bedtime stories.

Nouvelle Vague "Dance With Me"