(A reworked post from January, 2013.)
Today’s post is about a wonderful series of little books & their author & illustrator, Jane Seagrove. Each book takes only about 10 minutes or so to read, which you will want to do over & over again. Every time I open one, I am fascinated with the illustrations--& the quotes. Buy some for yourself--& they make GREAT gifts!
All power corrupts.
Absolute power is kinda neat.
I am not tense.
Just terribly, terribly alert.
I never made WHO'S WHO
but I'm featured in WHAT'S THAT.
I try to take one day at a time
If you can keep your head
while all about you are losing theirs
If you don't agree with me,
If you leave me
Never eat more than you can lift.
No day is so bad that it can't be fixed with a nap.
There are few things more satisfying
than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
in the morning.
Too much of a good thing
(and my favorite)
I would be unstoppable
There are many more pictures--all equally charming. Ms. Seagrove is an amazing artist! Here is a quote from her book:
"All the paintings are watercolor, built up in layers starting with the lightest tones first and finishing with the darkest shades. A tiny sable brush with a single hair at its tip allows me to get the detail I'm after. The single hair inevitably wears away by the end of each painting--sometimes annoyingly part way through. I always start with the eyes of the animal and if I manage to get the right expression in the eyes, then the painting generally turns out. If not, then I start over."
Also in this series: