Monday, February 12, 2007

Laura Stoddart

My husband got me a nifty book for my birthday as well as a subscription to Art in America . The book is The Sweet Life by Laura Stoddart. It is a collection of sayings about the home and garden with illustrations which are fantastic. She draws ellongated tiny people that look like they belong in children's books. Britain commissioned her to do stamps which I would have loved to see. She reminds me of one of my favorite children's book illustrators, Lisbeth Zwerger, especially in her color choices. I love whimsical looking drawings, innocent but shrewd in weirdness. Her trees really make me happy. I'm posting one of her illustrations from the book but it is not one of my favorites.


Grumpy Grandpa said...

Well ... words, huh?!!

And such skill with them ... I find "shrewd in weirdness" to be a truly magnificent choice, and strangely clear ... know what I mean?

Or maybe I'll draw you a picture.

Valerie (Kyriosity) said...

Laura Stoddart's stamp designs.

Welcome to the blogosphere, Kimberly! :-)

Lauren said...

What a lovely style! I also am a fan of Lisbeth Zwerger. I think I own 13 of her books and always am tempted to get more.