November 22, 2013

The not-quite-so-blank slate

Posted by Ellen Heck

I just ran across this sweet sketchbook collaboration between a mother and her four-year-old daughter.  The story is adorable, and the shared sketches fresh and fun – the magical fruit of a multi-generational partnership.

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I loved reading this because Cathy (my mom) and I (and now Julianna) get to do this every day – and it’s just as much fun after three decades!  While there is nothing more pure than the line-quality of a four-year-old, it’s also extremely satisfying to see the sleek and type-rich website your graphic-designer little sister made for the family business.  :)  Can you tell what we’ve been working on these days? (Coming soon.)

Here was a recent collaborative sketchbook Cathy and I did for C.R. Gibson’s Markings Journals series.  It was a fun project, and we think a lot of our artist friends from Surtex might be starting some more shared journals in the near future.  We can’t wait to see them!

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Here’s another of my favorites from Mica Angela Hendricks and her daughter, Myla (I love the little toes on the prancing dino):

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  1. I love your friend’s work.

    Comment by Doug Rucker — November 22, 2013 @ 11:15 am

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