Thursday, April 21, 2011


I am living in the library this week and surviving on water, dry pita bread, apples and carrots. I am writing my dissertation (which is my excuse for why I don't have any new sketches to post at the moment) and am currently researching the Baroque Period. All day I've been snickering to myself:

"If it's not Baroque, don't fix it."

It is better than the other day when I had "The Song That Never Ends" stuck in my head.


...for being about art, these books I've been reading for my report sure don't have very many pictures.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


In the third grade, my school had story time. It was my favorite part of school (well besides playing marbles at recess). I remember we read "The 100 Dresses" and "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh". But I also remember Mrs. Joy showing us a wordless story. It was black and white illustrations on separate pieces of paper that had been laminated. I remember it was a story about an elephant who got sent to jail for some reason. The elephant sneezed and the jail fell apart. The elephant walked away holding an umbrella over a lady friend (another elephant?). Mrs. Joy talked about how you don't have to use words to tell a story. The whole thing fascinated me. I think it was the first time I realized I could tell stories using only pictures. I have spent years wondering about that wordless story. I haven't seen it since. Because it wasn't bound, I wasn't sure if it was even a book. Today, I decided to google it... I searched "elephant in jail wordless story" And I found it!!!!