Saturday, November 03, 2007

Art for a Snowy Day

Given that I'm committed to this posting-every-day thing, I'm thinking that weekend posts may be a little light on verbiage. I'm not sure I've got seven good thoughts to share every week. (Do I have FIVE good thoughts? Let's not explore that question.)

So I thought I'd show you one of the pieces of book-related art I've acquired for Sam's brand-new big-boy room:


It's an illustration from The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I may have gotten this slightly more for Rusty than for Sam, because this book almost makes him cry. Don't tell him I told you that.

If you're looking for book-related art, children's or otherwise, there are hundreds of great pieces -- including gorgeous illustrations from classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Waterbabies -- at Art.com, and right now the site is having a sale on a lot of their stock.

9 comments:

alyson said...

What a great picture. I've been looking for some book-related art. Thanks for the link!

Karen Olson said...

This is a beautiful illustration and makes me nostalgic for the days when I could put something like that on my daughter's wall. She's almost 11 and at the school book fair bought (with her own money!) a poster of a kitten yawning. While it's cute, it is a reminder of what's to come in the next couple of years...

Hey, It's Ansley said...

Thanks for the wonderful idea. And wow, this brought back memories.

jagosaurus said...

I adore this book.

Doppelganger said...

Jag, I know. I totally thought of you when I saw this print.

"This is a beautiful illustration and makes me nostalgic for the days when I could put something like that on my daughter's wall."

Sigh. Yeah, my days of being able to do this are numbered before Sam's walls are covered with Ferrari posters and whoever guys are pinning up in lieu of Farrah Fawcett.

Steph said...

I don't blame Rusty. It is a perfect book.

Angela Fehr said...

As an artist, most of the books I love are based on the illustrations. I threw out Munsch's "Love You Forever" because I hated the namby-pamby illustrations, and I kept "The Hobyahs" by Sans Souci even though it scared the kids because the pictures were so great. And I am considering painting the girls' room a third time (in 3 years) just so I can change up the mural to something new and more in keeping with 3 & 4 year old literary tastes - Peter Rabbit is so last year!

Meghan said...

I read my preschoolers this book all the time. They ask for it almost every day. I'm so happy they love such a nice story with great art. I'm luck to live near the Mazza Gallery - a musuem all about children's books illustrations!

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