Posts Tagged ‘People’

1,2, Buckle My Shoe



Hello, and Happy New Year to you!

I picked up this children’s book the other day, not realizing that I’ve hit the jackpot. It’s a wonderful picture book by Anna Grossnickle Hines, where she combines: 1. nursery rhymes, and 2. quilting into a children’s book!

I’ve seen picture books made of polymer clay, collages, and what not, but quilt? That’s new. Flipping through the pages is nothing short of inspirational, and she has a section on her website where she went over the story on how the book came about. Love, love, love it.

So here’s to a brand new year, here’s to more inspirations and revelations!

And I am yet to nail down a new set of resolutions for 2009, but I have a hunch it will have something that sounds like this: Draw more, sew more, craft more, write more.

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Tove Jansson


Tove Jansson is famous for her Moomin character, which supposedly she had drawn since her childhood. I like that the Moomin stories are cultivated to enough depth to give us understanding of the characters, but short enough to keep as a strip.

And now Finland is on my list as a travel destination, just because I want to go to Moominland. Yes, such place does exist. Isn’t that wonderful?

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