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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

inspiration in a medal win!

WOO HOO
Pamela and Joyce took the Caldecott!
Did you know "Red Sings from Treetops..."


This book took a Caldecott Medal in January and I have been meaning to share the news of my friend's success for months...why ever do I ever postpone sharing such happy news...I cannot say I have been on the couch eating bon bons, but truly it has escaped me...but never to late to share good news they say...SOOOO

Congrats to Pam Zagarenski...for illustrating "Red Sings from treetops: A Year in Color"...
and to Joyce Sidman for her poetry, it speaks to my artful soul and lust for color and story.

I love that we have known Pam for 10 years and have watched her art grow in strength and style...We were among the first to buy her art when we wandered past a few of her paintings on display in a little shop on Mystic, CT called "WhyEverNot" (sorry no website to link too folks)... Pam works as a manager there and had painted a few pieces to hang in the window as a backdrop for a jewelry display... we were smitten and those paintings hang in our home among others we have been fortunate to buy from Pam over the years....

Just look at her work and fabulousness...

Here's what I see from where I sit right now...if you've read this fab book you'll recognize her wonderful hues and layers of color...If you have not read the book yet, drop everything (...don't even finsih reading this post...) and go find a copy...

Pamela your art is in my heart...so honored to have it in my home...

Also note...when you google around for this book at your fave on-line retailer...or better yet when you wander onto your fave local bookshop...Pamela and Joyce have done another book togeter... "This is Just to Say"...and Pamela has illustrated several others...

Please put them ALL on your shelf!
xxoo Jen

1 comment:

Elma said...

I have loved those paintings for a long time in your home:) I will for sure get those two books. Does she sell any of her paintings??

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