Is there a book from your childhood that triggers memories of the child you were waaay back when? A book that you read and reread, a book where the illustrations spoke to your very soul?I had such an experience this week when I went with my friend, Marti, to a special exhibit at the Lake County Discovery Museum for the viewing of original artwork from Golden Books. Seeing the Color Kittens in action - and in the original artwork - made me realize those kittens had a lot to do with my pursuit of drawing, painting and loving colors! These two kittens always mixed colors together in their adventures, and I do remember thinking it was magic that yellow +blue = green or red+blue = purple.
It was also a thrill to see the artwork of Eloise Wilkin, Garth Williams, Mary Blair, Martin Provenson, Gustaf Tenggren and many others whose artwork you would recognize.
I simply adored this book called I Can Fly.
And the wonderful "vintage-ness" of this busy street scene brought back simpler times of transportation modes.