I follow Maria Popova’s blog The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) and receive her newsletter every Sunday. Like all email newsletters, I don’t read every issue, but this one linked to a wonderful post on different illustators’ interpretations of Brothers Grimm fairy tales. I share it with you! https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/20/best-brothers-grimm-illustrations/ Here you’ll find Edward Gory Maurice SendakContinue reading “Fabulous Illustrations for Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales”
Category Archives: Fecundity
Lynda Barry on Quick Drawing
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Popular around our house: Alicia Keys Superwoman
Lots of dancing ensues when this comes on the stereo. I love each time Leah says the words They’re comin’
Cindy Woods 1956-2008
Cindy Woods made a deep, deep impression on me as one of the very few people who inspired me to keep drawing, not only by her generous encouragement, and by her incredible example of talent — but of her humanity. I would encourage anyone to visit the sites she populated with her art and joy.Continue reading “Cindy Woods 1956-2008”
Leah’s bookmark submission for our library
FEIST on Sesame Street – 1,2,3,4 spoof
FEIST on Sesame Street – counting to four. I’m gradually becoming a great fan of FEIST, and was pleasantly suprised to find this. You can click here to see the original, too. Enjoy!
Photos for Mother’s Day 2008
These are the photos I would choose for their CD cover if my wife and daughter were to form a rock band.
Ponyville 1. Leah made it 2. She’s a kid! 3. They’re not orcs! 4. Her dad put it on the computer
Courtesy of Alexis.. thanks Alexis! Addendum: I’m told this piece appeared on the Mercer Report March of last year, but because of the recent snowfall Toronto’s been having, it’s resurfaced. So to speak.
Labelling the labellers at IKEA
More content rip-off, I know, but this is very very funny.
As homeschoolers, we are also avid Lord of the Rings fans. I don’t know why. We must fall exactly into some demographic that robs us of any right to call ourselves in possession of any kind of free will – though, pathetic creatures that we are, we try. Still, it is with great delight IContinue reading “LOTR ‘Sweded’”
They trimmed our tree out front
The city came by and trimmed our tree out front. It’s a honey locust, very common around Toronto because it’s robust and quick-growing. In Toronto, the first 6 feet or so of your property is controlled by the city, if you have a tree planted. They come by and maintain the tree when they can,Continue reading “They trimmed our tree out front”
TED talks – zeFrank (2004)
Toronto Comic Jam at offthemap gallery
Cleaning out my computer, I came across these photos and the video below of the comic jam we had at offthemap gallery in downtown Toronto, waay back in Feb of 2004. Peter Kambasis generously took the video and the photos, and so many thanks to him. Check out http://www.torontocomicjam.com and http://www.offthemapgallery.com, too.