Thursday, December 17
Two of my very favorite artists...
Charles Twelvetrees! His work is amazing. My little "Pudgy Polly" girl I use in most of my logo artwork is a Twelvetrees character. His characters scream to me and in my head each of them are a character in a story. I have an entire room in my store that I call "Pudgy's Place"... I like to imagine that Pudgy lives there. This little guy reminds me of a kid who lives on a farm and doesn't have friends close by, but loves music so much that he will do whatever it takes to make music. Isn't he sweet?
Chiara Ann Blythe! Her work is amazing, too. Don't you love the little beard she put on Santa? She's six and a half now and never ceases to amaze me with her talents. I have piles and piles of my kids' artwork. I wish I was better at letting it go so my kids could create all the time. I am always more concerned with the mess they are going to make, so I say no far more often than I say yes when they want to do a project. Maybe that should be one of my resolutions for next year... to let them create and just close my eyes 'til it's over and then clean up the mess. They always make such wonderful things.