Friday, June 26, 2009

hold on to your antlers

(aka : I have multiple-personalities and divulge too much info on the internet)

illustration by Maira Kalman

You've GOT to check this out!

I wonder if I'm so attracted to Maira's work because it is incredibly inspiring [and there is no doubt about that : it is! it is!] or because it makes me feel a little more normal. I struggle with the feeling 'normal' part sometimes. Take a conversation I all too often have with others:

Q (others) : What did you do today?
A (me) : I drew my cereal.

Yeaaaaah. So it makes me feel good when the same things that stand out to me stand out to others. She's perhaps I'm not as big of a dork as I think I am. I guess it's human nature.

I have a feeling I may delete this post later. Too self-effacing. I feel like I'm in junior high again...and I swore I'd never go back.


Anonymous said...

Don't delete the post! I love that she and you draw cereal and unusual stuff. It makes me happy when I see art like that!

Annie Pazoo said...

Oh, please don't post. It speaks to me, too.

elisabetha said...

thank you, thank you so much for the link. it made my day. so please don't delete this post!

Cathy said...

Well I feel the same when I read your blog!!!!!!

Karen Sandstrom at Pen in Hand said...

She is SO cool. And so are you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you didn't delete this post. I really needed the chuckle. It's true, she's an inspiring artist and always a good source for getting that feeling of being more normal than someone. Congratulations on your new home! It's been such fun catching up on your wonderful art and getting inspired!

I have a question for you: do you typically draw directly with ink or do you usually start with pencil? Your lines are so clean and confident.