Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Different Perspectives

The way my four year old daughter sees me:

The way my twenty year old nephew sees me:

Monday, June 07, 2010

Rachel's Shark Has Such Teeth, Dear!

Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it … ah … out of sight.

Ya know when that shark bites, with his teeth, babe
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves, though, wears old MacHeath, babe
So there’s nevah, nevah a trace of red.

More of Rachel's drawings here, without Bobby Darin, or Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht for that matter.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Betty & Pies

"Betty & Pies", a beautiful little slice of rubber-stampishness found on the inside lid of an "American Sign Printer" set from 1935.

I suspect that I have a habit that I share with a lot of other printmakers out there; collecting old printing toys and tools. You can never have too many things that can take ink and make a mark on paper. I'm not sure how many rubber stamp alphabets I own.

This one's missing the J and K, but it has a wonderful star and ampersand, and the lid of the box is enough to make it a treasure. That ink pad is pretty nifty too.