It’s amazing what you find when you start to clean up… I knew this envelope had been sitting around for a while with cool stuff in it, and somehow it surfaced last week:
[as always, clicky for biggy]
It was from a secret Valentine Swap in 2002! COOOL!
(Including a postcard of the New York skyline back when the twin towers were still there…)
I have NO IDEA who sent it to me – that info has been lost. It was someone in the NY/ New Jersey area, though, going by the postcards and little goodies…
Yesterday as I was going through the envelope, I noticed a bookplate:
which I have stuck in the front of one of my current art journals. And I thought to myself “Hmmm, I recognise that illustration!” and this made me Very Happy.
(In 1992. He also won the Caldecott in 2007 for Flotsam, which I want to get. He’s the only person to win the Caldecott THREE times!)
And then I looked up David Wiesner’s web site and YAY he has a new book out!! It’s called Art and Max and I really really want it *sigh*… maybe when it comes out in paperback. How could you not love a story about a lizard learning to paint?! Be sure to watch the video (click on the book picture to get the link) where David Wiesner explains the ideas he had in exploring various media to get to the characters – brilliant!
Anyway, if by some remote chance the person who sent me the Secret Valentines Swap in 2002 happens to be reading this – thank you for the goodies and for prompting me to look at David Wiesner’s work again!