After several comments about my 'tidy' studio on Jennifer Bertman's blog (click the title above to go to her blog, From the Mixed-Up Files), I took this one...just now.
Friday, February 18, 2011
...I must be feeling better if I am thinking about food...and about getting back to work.
Posted by Kieren Dutcher at 5:17 PM
Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day, dear followers. Today's post is dedicated to you, my 16 followers. I started this blog a year ago on Valentine's Day. So thanks for sticking with me, or joining me on this cyber journey to where? I still am not sure. But it has been fun, coming up with post ideas, or creating images just for you. I have so appreciated your comments and encouragement! Creating art can be a lonely profession, blanketed with lots of rejection, so any comment at all goes right to my heart!
Click on the title above to see an interview/studio tour about me, on Jennifer Bertman's blog, From the Mixed-Up Files. My studio has never looked so clean, and probably never will again! Thanks Jennifer!
Posted by Kieren Dutcher at 8:34 AM
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
What an amazing life story! George is really a reflection of their lives in many ways. H.A. and Margret Ray were German Jews born in Hamburg. They lived in Paris at the onset of World War II, and made an exciting escape on bicycles a few days before the Nazis invaded. Their bike journey all the way to the south of France is mapped out on the wall of the museum, and a case full of ephemera from the trip, Hans' diaries, daily planners, grocery lists, descriptions of where they slept each night, their passports, etc, are all on display. I was struck by the positive outlook and sense of adventure that permeated their story, during such a panicky, fearful time. They eventually ended up in New York, where they lived for the next 23 years, producing many picture books, often with the theme of a narrow escape and dangerous adventures.
The exhibit is up through mid-March. Check it out.
Posted by Kieren Dutcher at 11:14 AM