Some links and things

Hey cats, Beatsville published by Outré Gallery Press (and featuring Tim Biskup! Shag! and Seonna Hong! plus many many more) is out now. The art show is on at Outré Gallery (249 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne) until 18 November.
Also, I am yet to sit down and watch this, but there is a Maurice Sendak lecture to be found and how good does it sound?: “In this riveting and emotionally charged talk, Sendak provides a retrospective on the struggles of his early career as an artist, describing the “great giant ladies versus the suits” of the publishing establishment, discusses the symptoms of depression as they correlate to the creative process, and tells an amazing story of his search for Rosie. On the cusp of his 75th birthday, Sendak describes his life as one “obsessed with childhood,” and concludes, “over the years everything in my creative life has gradually been strengthened and newly passioned”.”

Another great find: The Illustration Cupboard (and an article from the UK’s Independant about the gallery and children’s book illustration in general).

And if there was ever a reason to learn to crochet, these cute soft toys are much inspiration. (thanks to Jennifer, who needs to get herself a blog, because the links she sends me are priceless).

And a new favourite feel good illustration blog: Lopie’s Journal.

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10 Responses

  1. OH! Those crocheted monkeys are so wonderful!!
    Thanks for all the great links…and thanks to Jennifer! 🙂

  2. My mum went back to Australia after her trip here to Amsterdam inspired crochetwise after seeing those crocheted monkeys in the shop down the street from us. My son jacob is now waiting on crocheted monkeys in the mail! I could buy them but where’s the fun in that?

  3. you know – about that book, Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds”…
    I think there is one kid and one Mom on the cover. I think the two of them are out having fun.
    Can you see ear-rings on the tall skinny person?

    (it just makes the picture a little nicer than two kids clamouring to get in…)

  4. says:

    Claire – I tried to locate those adorable stuffed animals after I sent you the link. Unfortunatley, the closest retail shop is in Brooklyn, NY in the states.
    I would love to start a blog but, don’t even know where to begin! And that is so sad, because I am a web designer! I will keep sending you cute links. It breaks the boredom of my long work days!

  5. Hi Claire-thanks for the Sendak link. The speech he makes is fantastic. Very heartfelt and wonderful.

  6. “Hey Cats!” That got me cracking up!

  7. I would love to hear Maurice Sendak speak. I used to have a signed copy of “Really Rosie”, complete with a drawing of Alligator (one of the characters) holding a balloon. I adore his work.

  8. says:

    Hey Claire, Thanks for the Maurice Sendak link. I look forward to checking that out when I have the time to enjoy it. I have a much loved copy of Wild Things with me in WA – one of the few books I brought with me. I also have Max and a couple of wild things hanging joyfully from my light fixture. Ooh I love that story.
    The idea of a Loobylu illustrated engagement calendar for 2005 is tantilising.

  9. I enjoy so much your illustration and art references and inspirations! It’s my daily dosage of joy!

  10. Nice plugs!
    Kept me busy for hours!!!